To Glass or Not to Glass?

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Google is coming out with a wearable computer with a head-mounted display which displays information in a smartphone-like hands-free format.  It can interact with the Internet via natural language voice commands.  They call it Google Glass.

I call it a mistake.

People have been known to wreck their cars, hit other people, even kill them (and in some cases, theirselves) because they were busy texting their friends.  I have seen someone literally run into a wall because they were having a conversation on their cell phone.

I have seen teenagers sitting across from each other, never making eye-contact, texting people on their smartphones.  They may have been also texting each other.  I drove past “surprised” a long time ago.

We live in a world where people are more and more oblivious to the world around them.  Wearing glasses that make people even more oblivious probably isn’t a step in the best direction.

Actual human contact is healthy, and needless to say, crucial.  Maybe companies should put their money and time into items that would promote physical interaction and encourage actual conversations.

Maybe someone should do something before we become the U.S.of ADHD.

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By clavius42

One comment on “To Glass or Not to Glass?

  1. Yep, I agree annnnnnnnnnnnnnd……now I’ll be able to smack off people’s glasses in addition to their cell phones.

    As cool as the glasses are, the demo I saw of them was a bit unsettling. They showed an example of the glasses showing the GPS on them (the map) while the person was driving.

    Not seeing how that is a good thing. Are we THAT lazy that we can’t just do it the “old fashioned way” and listen to the phone?

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