At Google’s recent I/O conference, Sergey Brin orchestrated a compelling demonstration for Google Glass laced with skydivers, bikers, a 40,000 feet high video hangout and a race-against-time package delivery. Signs are definitely looking good for this futuristic technology as tech experts are raving about its potential.
Google Glass, announced in April, is a prototype product that an individual can wear. It comes with an earpiece, a camera, a microphone and an optical projector that displays live streams in real-time. The product is slated to be out in the market by 2014. Google has also taken a few pre-orders from select developers for $1,500. Although the prospects sound absolutely fantastic, there are a few important questions that will make or break this deal for many.
Hardware and performance worries
Security and privacy worries
Wearable technology is definitely the future of computing and this is an incredible step in the right direction. There are many issues that will arise along the way for sure, but these will all be part of the learning curve. The future is arriving and in spite of all its potential drawbacks, Google Glass is something that carries massive potential. If you haven’t seen the Project Glass demo yet, you must.
We want to know what you think. Would you wear such glasses as you go about your daily lives, or would you prefer something less invasive? Ads and intrusive pop-ups might ruin this experience for some, but there are many who would willingly accept this as a small price to pay.