A short rant for today.
I’m fed up with Google Glass. Not the endless reviews mind you, I’m fed up with the people not on the Google payroll who insist on pushing it on every user they come across. These fanboys/girls are so besotted with their latest toy, all reason seems to fly out of the window to the point where they cannot fathom anyone not as excited as they are.
I’ve had a go on one of these devices and I’m impressed with the technology. It’s one heck of an achievement, but just like in the 90’s when I had a go on the VR helmet/ride which emulated hang-gliding, I don’t want to own one.
So you can have the time constantly displayed in the corner of your vision? I’ve got another device which may amaze you, its called a watch and I only have to turn my wrist towards my eyes to see it. Can you imagine having one of those days where you’re bored and time seems to lag, only to be reminded of how slowly the time is going in the corner of your vision? Or what about your alerts? Can anyone envisage needing to instantly “see” your latest email? People can’t reach into their pockets and look at their smartphone/tablet? Personally I would like the choice and if I don’t want to read the latest message to me I can leave it in my pocket. Maybe for Google Glass users, the idea of dipping into their pocket is too much effort?
The biggest problem I have with Google Glass is the fact that if you meet any of its users, you potentially have a camera in your face. If you went around your local town pointing your phones camera at everyone, how would you think people would feel? and you know very soon, we will see in the news someone abusing the features of Google Glass.
Its reported that Google Glass advocates are coming to your town and that was the catalyst for writing this article. I am quite happy for Google Glass users to love their devices, however I don’t want them ranting on at me about it and I certainly don’t want their camera’s pointed at me.
There’s something very strange about Google Glass “advocates” and its something akin to Justin Beiber fans.
Hopefully the novelty of Google Glass will wear off, or at-least be limited to their own forums and fan pages.
For the record, I am not a Google “hater” (its one of the ways a Google Glass Advocate rationalizes someone not interested in their toy) infact quite the opposite, I’m currently writing this on a Chromebook and am a very heavy user of many Google services – Doc’s, Drive, Groups, G+, Google, Gmail. I was also an early adopter of the ill fated GoogleWave and certainly no “hater” of Google products and my smartphones are Android, as are the tablets that I use.