April 27, 2013

The Google Glassification of relationships

Google Glass has been getting a lot of attention. It seems to be very divisive. Many tech writers seem to think it is an oddity created by Google engineers fully drinking Google Kool-Aid and pushed by arrogant Google leadership that thinks the world embraces all things Google. Others see it as the wave of the future.

Whatever the case, I can tell you one thing. It is not at all likely that I’m going to act naturally or speak candidly when having a conversation with anyone wearing Google Glass. It is destined to warp interpersonal relationships.

The Verge: OK, Cupid: giving your love life to Google Glass and the hive mind

Forbes: Google Glass, The Psion Series 3 Of Wearable Technology

Reuters: Google’s Schmidt says talking to glasses can be weird, inappropriate

watoday: Google’s wearable computer finds fans and foes

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