Would you want the upcoming Google glasses?
By the end of the year, Google will be selling glasses ($250 to $600) that can stream information to your eyes in real time. Stare at a bridge, and Google will give you information about the bridge. Stare at Sofia Vergara, and Google will become flustered and urge you to buy flowers for your wife.
You scroll and navigate when wearing the glasses by tilting your head. “We are told it is very quick to learn and once the user is adept at navigation, it becomes second nature and almost indistinguishable to outside users,” Seth Weintraub, a blogger for 9 to 5 Google, noted.
Nick Bilton at the New York Times reported: “The glasses will have a low-resolution built-in camera that will be able to monitor the world in real time and overlay information about locations, surrounding buildings and friends who might be nearby, according to the Google employees. The glasses are not designed to be worn constantly — although Google expects some of the nerdiest users will wear them a lot — but will be more like smartphones, used when needed….
Could this be the point at which consumers say “enough,” preferring to go unplugged and to see things directly without an overlay of “information” and advertisements? Or do you think this will be a killer product?