When Google Glass was released last year, it was met with both excitement and criticism. Yes, admittedly it looks a little ridiculous, because how does one make a computer being worn on the face look, well, cool? The technology, though, is impressive, but then again, I have access to all of that technology in the palm of my hand. Literally.
Our editor in chief, Post Production Pye got one to play with and he liked it. Even brides are wearing it while walking down the aisle, so maybe I may have missed out something. Or I am just too vain to wear it? It may be a matter of time before a photographer shoots a full wedding with it. In any case, I may not be the only one that thinks they are a little funny looking.
[REWIND: STREET PHOTOGRAPHY WITH GOOGLE GLASS]
In this hilarious, satiric 5 minute segment on the Daily Show last week, correspondent Jason Jones sits down for an investigative look at the ‘discrimination’ faced by Google Glass explorers. “Magellan was an explorer. Chuck Yeager was an explorer. You guys have a f*****g camera on your face,” mocks Jones. Interviewing a panel of 6 Google Glass wearers, each had a story to tell about being harassed or mistreated while wearing the $1,500 face computers.
Then Jason Jones decides to “walk in their shoes” and then a DIY Google Glass for a spin. Strapping on a contraption with his cell phone attached near his cheek and a disposable camera to his forehead, Jones goes on the street to experience this ‘discrimination’ for himself. And it’s pretty funny, in the usual sarcastic manner that viewers of The Daily Show have some to know and love.
Check it out for yourself:
What do you think? Is Google Glass the technology of the future? Who’s going to be the first to photograph a wedding with Glass? Comment below and Happy Monday!