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Google Glass and the Future of Wearable Gaming 39

An anonymous reader writes "Google Glass is now becoming more widely available, but developers are only just starting to tap into the augmented reality specs' potential for gaming. A new report looks at some of the early experiments with the tech — leading the charge is indie developer Mind Pirate, the first studio to release a mobile game simultaneously on iPhone and Google Glass. But will others get on board? Will the explosion in popularity of virtual reality headsets help or hinder it? It's still a wild wild west.

'The potential of wearables will only be realized through thoughtful integration of hardware and software,' says Mind Pirate CEO Shawn Hardin. Right now, 'much of the mature infrastructure of the mobile arena' is missing in the world of wearables. The 'myriad of unique sensor and hardware configurations atop increasingly diverse operating systems' makes it particularly difficult for developers to get started."
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Google Glass and the Future of Wearable Gaming

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  • by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday May 27, 2014 @06:03PM (#47102963)

    "Because we can," is the essence of fascism.

    I can't think of a less desirable society than one where people voluntarily walk around continually recording and uploading data to a multinational corporation with strong ties with power. It's not just the destruction of the right to privacy, but the fact that people can be so dull and self-absorbed as to think that there's not enough of life worth experiencing without such a toy on your head.

  • Jealous much? (Score:2, Insightful)

    by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday May 27, 2014 @06:16PM (#47103029)

    It's good technology to have around. Privacy, in your(and about most Glass Luddites) case, is just an excuse to kill a product you can't get. That, and the anti-Glass signs are more like announcements of being Luddites.

    The same argument could have existed for many other devices, but they've found their places.

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