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Re: Google Glass and it's effect on sailing
Like anything else Google Glass will be a tool. You can use it if you want to or need to. Its not like it would be an implant that you can't turn off, at least not yet..
Its like all the other electronics out there, can you sail without it? Sure, Will it be helpful? In some cases. Will you have to use it? No. Its a tool.
Yep, just like a sextant is a tool. Might not be all that easy to take a noon sight whilst wearing Google Glasses though.
It'd be cool if you could just look at the sun and have the Glasses work out a LOP from there.. oh, wait, maybe not!
"Honestly, I don't know why seamen persist in getting wrecked in some of the outlandish places they do, when they can do it in a nice place like Fiji." -- John Caldwell, "Desperate Voyage"
Last edited by Classic30; 11-25-2013 at 07:00 PM.