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Google Considered Having Glass Users Say 'Pew Pew Pew!'

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And a whole bunch of other silly words.

Though Google Glass isn't yet widely available, you probably know that the device requires you to say, "OK Glass..." before giving the headset your orders. However, it seems Google didn't arrive at "OK Glass," as the trigger for voice commands immediately. In actual fact, the company had several ideas for what users should have to say before dishing out requests, and some of them are a bit silly.

Amanda Rosenberg, Google Glass Marketing Manager, is the person responsible for the 'OK Glass' hotword. She recently took to Google+ to share the hotwords that almost were. Below are the ideas that the Glass team had before deciding to go with Rosenberg's 'OK Glass.'

Listen up Glass
Hear me now
Let me use Glass to
Go Go Glass
Clap on
Device, please
3, 2, 1...
Glassicus
Glass alive
Pew pew pew

Out of the entire list, 'Pew pew pew' is probably the silliest. Can you imagine legions of Google Glass users wandering the streets of the world's cities and mumbling that? Let this serve as a reminder that Google has a lot of power. It could make you say anything, but it doesn't. Because Google is nice and you should respect that.

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    slomo4sho , July 17, 2013 9:52 AM
    Clearly, it should have been "Go Go Gadget"
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    capt_taco , July 17, 2013 10:28 AM
    Other phrases I would've liked to see

    - "MORTAL KOMBAT!!!!!"
    - "Klaatu barada n*coughcoughcough*"
    - "I have 20 grams of cocaine in my pocket"
    - Gimme big-butt Brazilian porn!
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    joe nate , July 17, 2013 10:48 AM
    "[name] to Enterprise"
    "Computer"

    Don't we want a little Star Trek in our future?
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    John Bauer , July 17, 2013 9:45 AM
    That'd be great walking around New York with everyone mumbling "pew pew pew" to themselves.
  • 17 Hide
    slomo4sho , July 17, 2013 9:52 AM
    Clearly, it should have been "Go Go Gadget"
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    nbelote , July 17, 2013 10:17 AM
    Actual fact, as opposed to imaginary fact? ;) 
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    capt_taco , July 17, 2013 10:28 AM
    Other phrases I would've liked to see

    - "MORTAL KOMBAT!!!!!"
    - "Klaatu barada n*coughcoughcough*"
    - "I have 20 grams of cocaine in my pocket"
    - Gimme big-butt Brazilian porn!
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    joe nate , July 17, 2013 10:48 AM
    "[name] to Enterprise"
    "Computer"

    Don't we want a little Star Trek in our future?
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    internetlad , July 17, 2013 10:49 AM
    I really really wish you could change it, because "Go Go Glass Camera" sounds like an incredible idea.
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    Ruben Browning , July 17, 2013 10:57 AM
    Way better than the average nerd calling it "Jarvis"
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    WyomingKnott , July 17, 2013 11:35 AM
    "Go Go Glass" was brilliant. At least to those of us who have, or are, children of cartoon-watching age. If you missed it, my take is that it's a reference to Inspector Gadget.
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    gm0n3y , July 17, 2013 11:43 AM
    I'm sure that when this is release to the mass market someone will create an app/hack to allow you to set your own phrase. I guess it needs to be something that you wouldn't say in normal conversation.
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    SvRommelvS , July 17, 2013 12:18 PM
    I want to sing out 3, 2, 1 Glaaaaaaass--contact!
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    husker , July 17, 2013 2:15 PM
    Quote:
    Way better than the average nerd calling it "Jarvis"


    Ah, Gentle Giants of Ganymede. Nice.
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    timaahhh , July 17, 2013 2:36 PM
    Releasing Google Restriction Systems 3...2...1. Approval of situation A recognized; commencing the Chrome Invocation. Android restrictions lifted for limited use until the enemy has been rendered silent.
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    nevilence , July 17, 2013 2:54 PM
    someone using Glass on a plane "pew pew pew shutdown".....everyone stares
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    NightLight , July 17, 2013 3:13 PM
    let's see who remembers this: "Technobot, power on!"
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    shriganesh , July 17, 2013 11:38 PM
    I'd like
    - Holy glass
    - google glass
    - to glass

    Yeah and phew phew phew is awesome! It would've looked great when people while waking up the glass shower with spit on the innocent pedestrian ;) 
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    WyomingKnott , July 18, 2013 5:49 AM
    I'll see your Technobot and raise a Gigantor. His power is in your hand.

    I'm old enough that I saw the TV show in first runs. But Jimmy didn't have a catch phrase that I can remember.