Google glass/glasses are a brand new way for Google to slap ads in front of your face. OK slightly cynical of me, and I admire the technology, but sorry I can just see this getting abused, the ability to walk about and film people, although using it to look up girls skirts sounds fun, I would prefer to be told if someone wants to film me.
First we had those stupid cellphone ear cyborg devices where you see people ‘talking to themselves’ – now we will have people walking about with the Glass.
Technology should benefit mankind, and this just feels like a breach of everyone’s privacy. Google notorious for breaching privacy rules in both the U.S and Europe will have access to all your data when wearing the Glass. What they will do with this information is anyone’s guess, but I would imagine it will relay back in to making more money through advertising.
Some uses would be good like live filming of events, or maybe to stop crime, hell even the Police should already have these devices, as they can record on the fly without having to pull out a camera, so there is a use!
Here are some comments I found on another site:
One of those gadgets left at home after a while.
are they waterproof and drop proof if so i will wait until they come down to 25 quid before i buy,,,,,,
Funny and true for the most part. Will the Glass just get left at home? Well I can’t see me going to the bar with them on, or on a date, or…
The thing what I would say in its favour is that its branded. Unlike most of Google’s products, they simply stick the word Google at the beginning, this has its own logo, and branding, has nice packaging, seems they are taking a leaf out of Apple’s book, that being that consumers want better designs…something that just ‘looks good’.
Obviously with new adopters it will sell, the price isn’t cheap though, it will cost around $1500 when it goes on sale later this year. The problem is will it gain mass adoption, and if it does, what will society be like? Maybe it will be something similar to the minority report, with everyone ‘connected’ all the time. However in reality this will most likely not occur. Will you be the cool kid and get Glass?