At first glance, a new video posted online today about Google’s so-called “Project Glass” is pretty cool. It offers a look at “one day,” when people can access information on a lens that sits inside a pair of eyeglasses. It’s instant, it’s convenient, it’s pretty darn cool.
Upon further observation, though, we are terrified. Is the future of this world really going to be everyone walking around with Geordi La Forge-style eye wear, unable to escape technology for a mere moment because it is literally attached to your face?! Worse, what if glasses are just not your most flattering look?!
If you’re thinking, “Well, you can always just take them off. Then it will be over,” consider how difficult it already is to put down your cell phone for more than a few minutes, or push yourself away from your laptop.
If Google glasses are the future, you can bet we’ll all be jumping on the high-tech four-eyed bandwagon faster than the speed of DSL — especially if we’re using the glasses for things like playing music and making calls, like the video suggests. There will be no escaping it, it will spread to all of us eventually (Just like Facebook — remember your old college friend who vowed to never join that “pointless” social network? Yeah, well he just signed your wall).
While arguably frightening, the concept is also extremely intriguing. Take a look at the video below and judge for yourself. Would you wear Google glasses?