Maybe you have already heard something about Google’s ongoing project called Google Glass. For several years now, they have been working on a set of glasses that would incorporate your social media life into it and give you the opportunity to be instantly connected to all your friends. If you do not know what it is, this trailer of Google demonstrates it pretty well:
The thought behind the project is that because technology can be really intrusive and distracting in your daily life, it should be brought closer to you, according to the project director Steve Lee. In that sense, you would get technology out of the way but still wear it.
If you are interested, this video is an interview with the project directors of Google Glass, while the interviewer tries the product on himself. They explain in short what the main thought is behind the project.
Google Glass is a topic on which a lot of opinions will probably diverge. The product is a paradox within itself; we want to get technology out of the way, but actually we even integrate it deeper into our lives.
I was wondering what you all were thinking about it. Personally, I find them really awesome on the one hand if you look at the possibilities with the glasses. Also, the main technologies are already existing, but currently we are using them on our smartphones. If we would be using them on our glasses, it might indeed get technology a bit out of the way; no more annoyance about that friend that is always glancing down on his/her phone during your conversation.
On the other hand, now that same friend might be talking to the glasses to order it to find something out while you are having a conversation. Is that really better? People walking around in the streets, talking to their high-tech glasses?
So, what do you think? It is an awesome concept for its new possibilities, or is it awful for making technology even deeper ingrained in our daily lives?