Google Glass is really cool technology without yet a killer app to make everyone rush out to buy one, even after they drop from their current $1,500 price tag. I assume someone will come up with one, but honestly even then I can’t imagine them every becoming as ubiquitous as smartphones.
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Anyone who has ever tried to teach a parent new technology can relate. That is, if you could even get them as far as depicted in this strip.
A lot of people get up in arms about what Google can discover from your search history. I think they mostly discover the majority of us are fairly boring.
Students often try the excuse that the printer broke. That works fine, until you note that they also have access to email. Then the excuse becomes their email didn’t deliver. It’s funny how all technology fails when it comes time to turn a paper in.
I understand the desire for a bigger screen on a cell phone, but there has to be a limit, right? I mean, I don’t particularly care to start carrying a separate bag just for my phone. And at some point you just start looking silly holding that thing against your head. I suppose it makes sense for people who rarely use it as a phone and are more interested it as a tablet, but then why not just get a tablet and use Skype on those rare occasions you need to make a phone call?
I’ve actually had someone get angry at me before because I said I didn’t have a huge preference between the two formats. I’ve used both and find both to have some strengths and weaknesses, but beyond that it’s mostly a tool in my mind. I get someone preferring Toyota over Honda, but I can’t see why it would make them angry.
I’m always amused when someone tells me the specs of their new tech and then I ask them what they plan to use it for. At this point in history there are some legitimate tasks hampered by specs (games, video editing, CAD, etc.), but those aren’t things the majority of users do. Okay, possibly with the exception of gaming, but while the PC gaming market is experiencing a rebirth, I still don’t see a majority of computer users shopping for the latest video cards anytime soon.
I like how whenever we have virtual reality technology in science fiction it always starts off high minded (we’re going to live out classic novels like Sherlock Holmes), but always ends up with people simply using it for sex.
Whenever someone tells me computers will make learning more fun, this is what I picture in my mind. While some subjects can certainly be made more interactive, some things will always be the straight delivery of information from one person to another. Even virtually.
Back around the early to mid-90s when virtual reality technology was really taking off I remember people talking about kids sitting at home and taking classes virtually. I guess that did eventually happen with online education, but thank goodness it doesn’t involve helmets.