Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Myopic Man - google glass
Rod sent me this. Lots of hits on the video from Google, the Google Glasses technology will be here and omnipresent before you know it. They will be adopted without a backwards glance and soon non glass wearing citizens will be viewed with suspicion.
Slick technology. Call me old school. I might be the last hold out. Still don't even have a television. Do we really want to let technology in this close to our central axis? Are people ready to be always on? Will they have the strength to say enough? Remember that every technological benefit has a human tradeoff. Are we asking the right questions about the psychological ramifications of these types of choices?
A wearable computer is of course merely the first iteration, are you ready for the always on net feed and then who knows what farther down the bionic cyborg highway?