For Real: The Matrix Style Google Glass App To Learn Anything

Aug 26, 2013 • 8:44 am | comments (6) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Other Google Topics

matrix animatedI am the type of guy that likes to do things myself, even if I don't know how to do it. Be it small things like fixing a clog to something larger that requires more knowledge. It doesn't mean I do everything myself, I don't. But I at least like to know how something is done.

Where do I go to learn all these things? Typically YouTube. I like to watch how others do things and then try to replicate it myself.

Which is where my last Google Glass idea came from. I call it, Google Glass, How Do I.... The concept comes from how I personally learn to do things as well as the movie, The Matrix. I love it how they plug in and are able to learn anything in a matter of seconds.

With this Glass app, you ask it how you do something and YouTube is streamed into your eye, teaching you how to do it, right there and right then.

Here is how it works, a concept video:

This is how it works on The Matrix:

My method seems a little less painful, don't you think?

If you have Google Glass, you can try it yourself over here.

Forum discussion at Google+.

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08/26/2013 01:36 pm

The Applications for this are astounding! What if you worked in a car dealership - you could instantly appraise any car driving into your forecourt just by looking at it! Need an insurance quote or to pay your road tax? Just look at your car reg and you're done!


08/26/2013 02:48 pm

)) Barry, welcome to the real world. Some insight - most of the people can't do simple search, like "How do I ... ?". You will get pre-story, then after-story, with the question hidden deep in the inquirer mind. Means you have to prepare query by exploding it and extracting the core. Then you have to connect this core with the video main core (also very foggy most of the time). Then, when the bunch of related videos, will be found you must offer the best one to the inquirer, because otherwise inquirer should be sitting/standing and watching ALL videos to find what is she/he looking for. Means you have to have kind of signals to be able to recognize the best from the bunch of related. Means you have to have staff to watch tons of videos to find proper signals and correlations. Also you have to have legal staff, because you do realize, that all content is copyrighted in this or other way, right ? Or you can produce videos on your own. Huge expenses again with the questionable outcome. And so on, so on, so on ..... ) Welcome to the real world, Barry )

Barry Schwartz

08/26/2013 02:50 pm

My app is simple. It prepends "how do I" to your query. Goes to the YouTube API, brings back videos via YouTube. Very simple.


08/26/2013 03:36 pm

It can't "go and bring back videos" ) It should create proper correlations between query and video (or video title at least) and this is not simple at all, if you're doing this for crowd, not just for another Barry ) Anyway good luck )


08/26/2013 04:10 pm

fabulous +barry. So cool


08/29/2013 02:57 am

It is good to be handy to learn how do alt of things even if you are not doing or learning to be a professional at every, but just for the sake of knowledge.

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