Google released a full explainer video of Google Glass today. And wow. Here’s my initial take on why this could be a game-changer.
Imagine you have a sophisticated but tiny computer with you all the time. Actually many of us already do – smartphones! Google simply ups the ante. Now imagine having the benefits of the computer without needing to manhandle a device. Glasses you wear that project the “monitor” on to your eyes. You talk with your computer to direct it using Google’s version of Siri.
So learning, video, connecting, communicating – it’s all right there built-into your field of vision. I think the video below should be watched to really grasp the implications. The next stage would logically be contact lenses. Why would it not be? You control how much you use it, just like a phone, and it’s massively empowering to have knowledge and collaboration and communicating tools all rolled on-demand into your vision and control without needing to touch a thing. This is the beginning of great trend.
A MUST-watch (it’s long so I made this link start right where they demo Glass so you can see it in action & instantly “get it”): https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=JpWmGX55a40#t=192s