before the glass collective announcement meeting this morning, i got to give the device a second go-around. the first time was quite a few months ago and the thing has really come a long way. the thing that jumps out at me about them is that they don’t seem or feel futuristic to me at all.
i geek out about technology, don’t get me wrong, but when you see the interface and interact with it, it actually feels quite natural. for me, i think glass will be useful for those 100 times a day that i pull my phone out to check for emails, texts or the time and then quickly put it back in my pocket. honestly, it’s such a wasted movement that we all do.
the interesting thing about covering google, which isn’t a perfect company always doing perfect things by any stretch of the imagination, is that the problems the company works on all make some sort of sense, as in they’re actual problems. sometimes it’s not the right place or the right time for something, and i imagine that glass will be met with some of that. once developers start building on top of it though, then people will find their own reason for perhaps getting a pair.
checking recipes while you’re cooking. hands free.
checking a sports score quickly. without rudely pulling your phone out.
snapping a photo of that perfect smile. without futzing around with a lock screen on a phone.
whatever else you can imagine. yes, it’s that good. futuristic though? not to me. i’m ready now.