Canadian Glass explorer Tom Emrich has developed several apps to help folks explore Toronto through Glass. Using Yelp as the foundation, Tom has developed Glass Eats to help you find something yummy in Toronto and get directions or the phone number to make reservations. Whether it is Burgers or an Espresso, Glass Eats will find […]
Google Glass is an amazing leap forward for wearable computing. It has popularized the wearable concept and has gotten society thinking and talking about all the possibilities and opportunities ahead of us. But the need to tether Glass to your Android still holds us back from a fully wearable world… or does it?
The most ironic thing about the ranting paranoia of those who perceive Google Glass as some sort of surreptitious surveillance device is the fact that the Glass Explorer experience is almost diametrically opposed to that. Glass Explorers quickly find that no matter where they go, they’re often unexpectedly thrust into a spotlight, as the excitement surrounding the device leads to the kinds of interactions that were previously solely in the realm of celebrity. A simple trip to the grocery store can quickly become an impromptu demo for several strangers perfectly fine with invading your privacy in order to experience the device (and often leading to an unexpectedly early low battery ding). When it comes to privacy, the people who have been most impacted are the Glass Explorers themselves.
I have a friend who works at the gas station around the corner from my house. His name is Ash, he’s Indian, and he knows of and shares my appreciation for craft beer. We chat every time I’m in, and he points out his latest specials. He’s been tempting me lately with a close out shelf of microbrews as they prepare to bring in even more local craft beer.