I saw this today on a bajillion people’s facebook feeds.
Sure, there are many downsides to this kind of technology. With these, we’ll become the multi-tasking addicts we’re already becoming comfortable with as it is. However, if you look around, most people are wandering around the city goofing off with their phone, looking for directions, checking in and listening to music… these augmented reality glasses just put it all on a more convenient screen.
Here’s what I’m seeing though. Remember when the bluetooth headsets became really popular and everyone was talking hands free as they walked down the street. It quickly became a social turn-off. You didn’t want to be “that guy” with the headset. I kind of see the same deal with this. You’re going to think that the guy across the way is intently staring at you and you’re not sure if you should say something… but he’s just checking his email. Better yet, it will look like he’s looking right at you and then suddenly he’ll start talking to you, but really it’s his buddy in France. Yeah, that will be annoying.
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