We’ve heard about the Google augmented reality glasses before, and most people reacted with a pfffffffffffft! While the glasses can do some cool things (even if nobody wants it to), the consensus seems to be that no one really wanted to be that person walking around with one of those on their face.
At this year’s New York fashion week, the Google glasses hit the runway in an attempt to meld the Google Glasses with high fashion. Check it out:
I don’t think I’m sold on these. Sergey Brin (co-founder of Google) mentioned that the aim of the glasses is to make technology easy and comfortable for the user. My immediate thoughts went to my distrust of people. If anyone is going to be taking a photo or video of me, I want to know about it. The glasses make it way too easy to record things incognito. Brin’s sentiments seem to be a bit on the optimistic side. Or maybe I’m just cynical and overly suspicious. Either way, I don’t think Google has fully thought out the sorts of mischief people can get up to with that sort of device. Even if it isn’t mischief, how do I know you’re not browsing Tumblr while we’re having a conversation?
Google, I love you. But no.