Google Glass as currently implemented, is a product for rich white googlegeek males.
First of all, there’s really nothing innovative, wearable tech has been in our Heinleins and Arthur C Clarkes, Orson Scott Cards,Herberts and Asimovs for several decades.
Remember the Newspad from Arthur C Clarke’s Odyssey 2001? The iPad to an I. But I digress.
Current owners of Google Glass are white nerds.
It does not look good, so it has little to offer in terms of Appeal (read Apple)
Its also has very little to offer currently in terms of content,applications and services,what with Google taking its classic stance of their platforms being the internet of things i.e anything that doesn’t have a Google I.D can go to hell. Google Play and open development should have deeper integration on the thing before it can be of any use.
Meaning no Twitter, Tumblr,Pinterest,Instagram.
Instead of it being a platform allowing interactions with other services, it is a Google Device, like a Facebook Phone. Sincerely. How much does that offer you in terms of value?
And currently priced at over 1,500 dollars its a totally useless device.
Until Google Glass 2 comes out, I would say, just as with Windows, wait for Service Pack 2.
The best concepts I have seen for wearable tech has been designed by Pranav Mistry whose patent concept “Sixth Sense Technology” has been bought out by Samsung.
I do hope Samsung squish Glass like a little bug.
- 5 ways to make Google Glass better (tech.fortune.cnn.com)
- Casinos banning Google Glass over cheating threat (slashgear.com)
- This Is What the World Looks Like Through Google Glass (mashable.com)
- Google Glass Will ‘Definitely’ Get Someone Punched In The Face By This CEO (webpronews.com)