I’ve been playing with Google Glass for the better part of a month now and it is really really cool technology. I think the real beauty of the technology is the simplicity. You want to take a picture, you just say ‘Ok Glass, Take a picture’. And it takes a picture. Crazy right?
The thing with Google Glass is that it doesn’t change my reality when I wear the device. Instead, it augments it. I’m able to be in the moment and take part in reality. But when I need something, Google is there to answer my every need. With Google Now, I’m spoon fed relevant contextual information (yes, I’m an iOS guy, so before Glass, I didn’t have any experience with Google Now). With the voice commands, I remain hands-free from technology but get the benefits of using technology. With bluetooth sync to my phone, I get updates from people trying to contact me via email, text message or phone. It’s brilliant.
Perhaps the really cool part about Glass though is the possibilities it presents. Consider the tablet 10 years ago. What was Apple thinking with the iPad? Well, who can live without a tablet now? Much like healthcare were the early adopters of tablets 10 years ago, they again are showing us the way with Google Glass. Check out this really great read.