Even in the highly opinionated world of tech, there have been few products as polarizing as Google's head mounted Google Glass computer. The device, a thin titanium band to which is ...
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Google Glass-- A few thoughts on this polarizing subject.
In the future, children will barely know what is like to be disconnected. With people being bombarded wtih a constant stream of information, it begs the question whether Attention Deficit Disorder will be a disorder, or turn into the norm. Will people with ADHD have a competitive advantage?
Of course then there's the information gap. Those that can buy superior information or computing intelligence will have a significant advantage over those that don't. Here comes the Haves & the Have Not issue raising its ugly head in a different way.
The marketing potential here is insane. That's partly because of the access to private data, and partly because it will facilitate we marketers increase sales. The startups and entrepreneurs will have a field day with this stuff! The Google Glass ecosystem will be lots of fun to watch. iOS App Store/Shmap Store.
I'm all for Google Glasses. However, I'm hopeful that the privacy issues willl leap into the fore so that we can deal with the trade-offs, and find solutions to these problems. I suppose somebody will create a technology that prevents your identity from being captured by Google Glasses!
Also find it interesting that the author thinks that a watch device will be a more logical step that people will be comfortable with. While that may be true in the short run and to the generations growing up without ubiquitous computing at their fingertips, I think that the younger generations will just accept the fact that they are being watched and recorded every minute of every day. A scary idea to those above the age of 25.
What do you think? A are Google Glasses going to be a huge boon, or is the danger of Big Brother watching us too much?
Interested in your comments!