After watching this video introducing Google Glass, I have mixed feelings about the product. Sure, what we can do with technology is great. Google Glass has really sweet features and they remind me of LeVar Burton’s Star Trek glasses.
BUT, just because we can produce such innovative technology as Google Glass doesn’t mean we should, right? Take texting and driving, for instance. Similarily, the Google Glass/automobile combination sounds like a disaster waiting to happen.
The other thing that has me worried is the affect something like Google Glass will have on our visual attention. Have you ever witnessed other people at a concert (or any significant event) recording it on their cell phones instead of actually just being there and experiencing it in the moment?? I’m guessing that Google Glass will amplify that tendency x 1000 and I don’t think that’s necessarily a good thing.
So anyway, that’s my initial take on Google Glass. Feel free to comment with any other thoughts you might have, I’m interested to know what everyone else’s general first impression is!