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The Simpsons skewers Google Glass

Mon, 01/27/2014 - 4:05pm
Jason Lomberg, Technical Editor

You know you’ve hit the big time when the Simpsons — the longest-running sitcom in American history — crack wise at your expense. Their latest target: Google Glass, *ahem*, “Oogle Goggles”.

Through a quarter-century, Fox’s most celebrated dysfunctional family has lampooned everything from New Orleans to George Bush Sr., Republicans, Democrats, boy bands, nuclear power, and an endless assortment of pop-culture tropes. Most celebrities consider it a career milestone to guest star on The Simpsons.

And though each episode takes six months to produce, they haven’t shied away from highly topical subjects (like the “Treehouse of Horror” episode featuring political rivals Bob Dole and Bill Clinton). The Simpsons’ latest skewering — of Google Glass, augmented reality, and the ironic disconnection from reality that being connected 24-7 brings — is spot-on.

The episode leaves no stone unturned — the privacy concerns, sense of detachment, distracted driving hazards, and even a subtle jab at our security apparatus (more specifically, spending millions of dollars for questionable benefit).

Check out a clip below.

The longer version can be found here: http://gizmodo.com/the-simpsons-call-out-google-glass-for-being-creepy-as-1509809618

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