The Big Think

February 23, 2012

Heads Up!

Filed under: Technology — jasony @ 3:32 pm

Google to Sell Heads-Up Display Glasses by Year’s End – NYTimes.com: “People who constantly reach into a pocket to check a smartphone for bits of information will soon have another option: a pair of Google-made glasses that will be able to stream information to the wearer’s eyeballs in real time. According to several Google employees familiar with the project who asked not to be named, the glasses will go on sale to the public by the end of the year. These people said they are expected ‘to cost around the price of current smartphones,’ or $250 to $600. The people familiar with the Google glasses said they would be Android-based, and will include a small screen that will sit a few inches from someone’s eye. They will also have a 3G or 4G data connection and a number of sensors including motion and GPS.”

About time. We can soon go from staring zombie-like at our smartphones to staring zombielike at… nothing. Lack of connectivity will soon become a defining feature that you pay extra for. Still, I’d love these!

Political Mad Libs

Filed under: Friends,Humor and Fun,Politics — jasony @ 11:44 am

Let your voice be heard! Just fill in blanks on this convenient election template and be a contributing* member of your representative democracy**!

Now that ______ is the candidate for the ______ party, I could never vote for him/her. I mean, the other potential choices were bad enough, but that man/woman (is crazy/is scary/is a fascist/hates women/is fundamentally unelectable/goose steps for [fill in scary deity of choice]). Have you heard that he/she said (pick sound bite [bonus points if soundbite more than five years old. Extra bonus points if out of context]).

Even though I’m not happy about it, I think my candidate, (fill in blank of candidate/party you voted for last time, and until recently was dissatisfied with), is SO MUCH BETTER than this crazy person we’d have as an alternative. The devil you know, you know?

Fun*** for the whole family!

*cynically manipulated
**those with memories that last more than 4 years need not play
***divisive

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