Thursday 22 May 2014

Google Glass Redux

A while back I put my first impressions of Google Glass up. My overall impression boils down to: dipshit tech for the disfunctional.

Well, here's a man who is sending his Google Glass back. With ten reasons why. I particularly like the one about students/teachers in school:
E-learning booster InformED suggests that in a classroom, SMS messages from confused students could appear in the instructor's Glass. Because raising a hand and asking a question hasn't been invented yet.
He has an excellent point right there.

So it appears that I'm validated. For the ordinary person, this is not worthwhile technology. Try harder next time Google: right now you look like a solution in search of a problem.

By the way, I'm reminded of the first testing of HUD displays. Supposedly the users of the displays were concentrating so much on the new tech that they didn't notice what would have otherwise been quite obvious dangers - like people walking out into the middle of the runway and the like. Good thing that was in a simulator.

1 comment:

  1. Google Glass has the potential to be as useful as rearview mirrors while driving. Sometimes helpful, sometimes the opposite.