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Prediction: Google's Android, Plus and Glass projects will implode
because they suck.
Google Ear Horn is here to save the day and provide accessibility
the same time.
Hearing is more exploitable than seeing since the lower bandwidth
allows for agile
Google Ear Horn
is audio augmentation. Starting with Glass apps
the blind that socialize audio description, Google could revivify its
commitment to accessibility, deflect media attention from its
internal soap opera and explore the future all at the same
Glass apps for the blind
[JesusHChrist, Aug 29 2013]
Clearly lots of back and forth about this from some of my on line fans
Trigger warning: evolution/creation flame war [JesusHChrist, Aug 29 2013]
This one says hearing came most recently
[JesusHChrist, Aug 29 2013]
||I think that if you attempt to find evidence
supporting the claim that hearing followed sight, in
terms of evolution, you will fail. The biological
structures associated with basic hearing (such as
what insects have) are much simpler than the
structures associated with sight.
||I see what you're saying, and have not researched it yet,
but was thinking that the simplest animals
would have had to have been alimentary canals with
propulsion, and scent-detection was probably built on top
of that, and light-detection on top of that, and that the
detection system, although the front-end bandwidth is
lower, is probably
more about the back-end information storage and analysis
just about hearing the sounds, just because the senses are
in a row, and was
thinking that evolution wouldn't have jumped around and
did a "1-2-4-3", or would that be a "2-3-5-4"?
||Both vision and hearing have evolved independently
several times over.
||It's not the order of evolution that's going to be the
problem. The issue is the current de-evolution of
hearing, which, by my observations, will be
essentially complete before I die. (I'm factoring in
both hearing loss in my generation and attention-
refusal in subsequent generations.)
||My quarter-uncle Thaddeus went deaf in both eyes -
didn't hold him back.
||Did that mean that if he clenched his teeth and went
"MMMMMM" very loudly, it didn't make televisions
flicker, [MB]? Incidentally, i have an idea with a
slightly similar name to this.
||// if he clenched his teeth and went "MMMMMM" very
||I don't know about that. He seldom clenched his
teeth, although he did sit on them once.
||Plus is certainly doomed (unless Facebook
suddenly vanishes in a "mysterious accident", after
which Google reports that Zuckerberg "cut himself
shaving." The Google Assassin program is
reportedly going well.). And I'm not optimistic
about the fate of Glass, due to privacy backlash
and so forth.
||I wouldn't say Android is "certainly doomed",
though. Android's actually running on considerably
more phones than Apple's OS at this point, and I'll
be honest, I've actually quite enjoyed using it.
||Sorry, what was that again? I had me headphones on.
||//Thaddeus went deaf in both eyes - didn't hold him back
||I'm presuming that why they used to do the "Kerpow!!!" and "Splat!!!" captions in the Batman TV series, so those afflicted ike that could understand what was going on.
||I was just reading a privacy article that mentioned Google Glasses: it said that there's an LED that comes on (didn't mention flashing though).