Oh dear Lord…it’s actually getting worse.
I’m one of what seems to be a dying breed of individuals that are absolutely terrified of the Google Glass concept as a whole and are dreading its eventual release date. Camera-shy doesn’t even begin to cover it – I don’t want to wonder if a thousand people on the city streets are streaming videos of their daily doings!
Nevertheless, everyone else seems to be in love with the idea of Google Glass to the point where epic volumes of anxious souls have been asking whether or not the glasses will be able to feature prescription lenses and thus be suitable for most of the planet.
And of course, the answer that came from Google this week was a big-fat yes.
The technical specifics aren’t important, but the confirmation from Google pretty much sets in stone the fact that those wishing to do so will eventually be able to replace their standard glasses with Google Glass. And wear them every hour of every day. And perhaps get around the restrictions of certain places already banning them from use.
I’m pretty sure some health and safety discrimination crap will win the day and it will become illegal to force anyone to take off their prescription Google Glasses…great!
Call me as lame and old-fashioned as you like, but I for one am the type to dive out of the way when videos or photos are being shot, plus I already finding annoying as hell to try and talk to anyone that’s twiddling with a Smartphone and only half-listening at best. So what’s going to happen when you stick said Smartphone on their face?
I for one will be making every effort not to talk to them at all…not that they’d be listening if they did.
They’d probably be streaming images of me doing whisky shots on my lunch break to my boss.