Now that everyone makes fun of Google Glass, I'm noticing just how addicted we are to our mobile devices.
I've seen so many people bring Smartphones into bathrooms now that folks like make fun of Google Glass wearers in bathrooms ( http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/05/17/at-google-conference-even-cameras-in-the-bathroom/ ). We don't mind that you have a super high quality camera in your hand while in a bathroom, but damn it if you are wearing such a camera on your face!
Also, look at these people. All in dangerous areas staring down into their phones.
What I also notice is that the press is totally treating Glass differently than the person on the street. 99% of the people I meet are absolutely excited about Glass.
Why? Because we're addicted to the Internet and we know it.
So, instead of resisting we're excited by a future where we can see the Internet while looking ahead too.
Creepy? Not for me.
Oh, and it also is amazing to me how many people don't know privacy law in the United States.
If you are in a public street and the photographer is in a public street you HAVE NO PRIVACY and people can take your photo.
Will that law be tested? Maybe, but the Boston Bombing shows the advantages of living in such a society. Ban all cameras in the street (not gonna happen) and you totally change the crime dynamic.
That said, I get some of the sadness at the future arriving in Glass. We know we're addicted and that's kind of sad.
Until you turn on your navigation on Glass and have a safer way to get around NYC.
Talk to you later, we're off to see the new World Trade Center and then catch Star Trek. Yes, I do wear Glass to the movies.
Change is ahead. Are you resisting or embracing the future?