Google Glass: An Eyes-On Evaluation

The Verge's Joshua Topolsky has tried Google's wearable-computing gadget -- and likes it.

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Lucky Joshua Topolsky of The Verge got to try Google’s Google Glass wearable computer, which the company says it plans to make available by the end of this year. He gives a long and interesting report on his experiences — which pretty much left him a believer:

The more I used Glass the more it made sense to me; the more I wanted it. If the team had told me I could sign up to have my current glasses augmented with Glass technology, I would have put pen to paper (and money in their hands) right then and there. And it’s that kind of stuff that will make the difference between this being a niche device for geeks and a product that everyone wants to experience.

After a few hours with Glass, I’ve decided that the question is no longer ‘if,’ but ‘when?’


I have not tried the glasses yet, but this "eyes-on" report confirms my long time belief that  when the computer vanishes from view and becomes integrated naturally to our bodies, the next explosion in use will come. I am amazed at how most people do not see the imminence of this. Voice, gestures, automatic context, overlayed visual and aural meta-information  is how computers, the internet and our senses will integrate this decade.