When I first watch the initial Google Glass live demo online, I wrote an article about it here, noting there is some value to it in certain circumstance, but mainly was head-scratching, wondering that value was limited to a small demographic, and also adding --
"And is the public ready to have people walking around with headgear that is very possibly videotaping your conversation with them or the actions of strangers without you knowing? At some point, possibly. But right now? It seems a bit creepy."
When I subsequently saw someone using Google Glass at the Consumer Electronics Show, I wrote the following here --
"I ran into a rep who was wearing the Google Glasses. They weren't hers, but she had a chance to test them for the day. I must say, they look as absolutely stupid in person as they do in pictures. More so. She laughed and agreed, and said she was the only female she had seen at the show who was wearing them. I said it made her look like a Borg from Star Trek, and she agreed. It's quite a trick to take an attractive young woman and make her look like she should have a sign on her back, "Kick me, I'm a total geek." She agreed. She said that there were some nice features with the device, talking hands free (though that's why they have headsets...), but agreed that it was a technology that had potential, but wasn't nearly there yet. As you can tell, she was a very agreeable sort."
So, it was a total joy last night to see the following on The Daily Show and keep from falling out of my chair laughing,
Robert J. Elisberg is a political commentator, screenwriter, novelist, tech writer and also some other things that I just tend to keep forgetting.
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