Thursday, May 16, 2013

Through My Glass

It has been a busy two days.  Tuesday was filled with travel, including checking into the conference and picking up my Google Glass at Google's Mountain View headquarters.


My impression so far is best summarized in one word, optimistic.  There is a lot of potential here, but there is still a long way to go.  However, at the increasing rate of technological improvement, HUD technology is only a few years away and it is going to change the world.



One of the best features of Glass is the ability to take pictures.  It is going to take some practice to frame things properly, but it is truly amazing what you can do.  While Google I/O is definitely a spectacle where there is plenty of picture worthy things happening, there is probably a semi-regular use for Glass for most people.



Even with a few hundred people walking around using Google Glass at the conference it is still a spectacle.  There are plenty of people interested in just seeing Glass and I've let several people try on my Glass.  There is a useful guest mode that makes it easy for someone to see how they work.



Even with some eye strain after using Glass for extended periods, I'm very positive about the platform.  I won't be able to play with the API until next week, but I'm excited to build some simple Glass apps.