I understand why someone would want to shoot an iPhone with a 50-caliber rifle. Any product created by any company that calls its sales staff “geniuses” is cruising for a ballistic bruising. But Google Glass? To quote about a thousand movies, “noooooooooooooo!” First, the device is delicate. It’s simply no contest. OK, sure, using a KRISS Vector evens-up the odds somewhat. But no one expects Google Glass to survive much of anything (including the derisive comments sure to be posted below). To me, this video looks like someone shooting an orchid. I like orchids (for strictly Freudian reasons). Second . . .

I reckon wanton destruction of new things people covet – via firearm – sets the wrong tone for The People of the Gun. Yes, I know; I’m contradicting myself, Apple-wise. But just because you can shoot something doesn’t mean you should – any more than just because you can shoot someone doesn’t mean you should. Your thoughts? [Note to ENDO: h/t TTAG]

33 Responses to Die Google Glass! Die!

  1. I don’t think that the “Tech Assasin” series really puts the POTG (or the 2nd amendment) in the (figurative) crosshairs. He’s rich and has access to cool toys. What he does with them is on him. *shrugs* I think its a waste, but its HIS toys he’s shooting, not mine. So in the name of science I say “Carry on with your high-priced hatred of all things tech-related!”

    Truth be told: I REALLY only wish I was there to get some trigger time on that vector… I could care less about the google glass…

  2. love the post mortem, guy really takes himself seriously….. after just shooting some Google Glass

  3. “But just because you can shoot something doesn’t mean you should…”

    Proof that RF is un-american.

  4. I’ll imagine the authors opinion will change once he’s being recorded by that thing, one of these days.I encountered two bystanders with those in LA, and it felt a lot creepier then I realized knowing at any time that little lens could be documenting every word you say, and every act you take.

    Should you talk about your family stuff, given there’s a guy in the next booth possibly videotaping you?

    That’s why I love this video, because Google Glass represents one more step towards Minority Report- a nation under surveillance, indivisible, with video footage and data for all.

    • Google glass also has the possibility of keeping law enforcement more honest. Much less “my word vs. theirs” may not be a bad thing.

      • Yessss!

        The oppressors have been able to, and most likely are, record anything you or I say, for as far back as I can remember. And if the scummiest guys alive already can, who cares about some random dude further down the scumminess hierarchy. As always in power relations, symmetry is a good thing.

  5. I honestly don’t care if someone shoots an “electronic device”, because most of them are just as meaningful to me as targets are.

    • Or a Google spy car or one of the barges.

      Google IS the evil empire (or skynet 0.0 if you prefer). and the Ponzi scheme to end all Ponzi schemes.

    • That may be true enough today, but fanny packs went the way of bell bottoms and clog shoes (sort of). Covert recording devices will only become smaller, less detectable, cheaper and more ubiquitous as time goes on.

      Like any technology, it can be use for good or evil, or for just wasting time.

  6. I was more surprised by the way the Vector sort of separated and wiggled when it fired. As for making POTG look bad, only people looking for a reason/more reasons to hate us would go there. Most everyone else would just think it was pretty cool.

  7. The only time you should shoot Google Glass is when it’s on the head of some Glasshole stumbling slowly in front of you, trying to read his goddamn e-mail on a crowded sidewalk.

  8. Frankly the only thing that annoys me about these videos are the reactions to them. I just cannot wrap my head around the level of stupid and/or crazy needed to get bent out of shape over these videos.

    • you and me must be reading different comments, I’m not seeing anybody bent out of shape. Just a bunch of commenters having a good time.

      • As a matter of fact we are, I was referring more to the youtube comments, although there is a smattering of failure to grasp the nature of commerce here as well.

  9. For the record, Apple’s sales staff aren’t called Geniuses. They are called Specialists. The Mac Technicians are called Geniuses.

  10. That super slo mo was totally bitchen.
    That support stand was hit around 5 times while that ear piece was spinning in the air. Way cool.

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