Boys and their Toys – The Google Glass Phenomenon
Loic Le Meur, Founder, LeWeb
Robert Scoble, American blogger, technical evangelist, and author Rackspace
Ben Metcalfe, Co-host, LeWeb’13 London Co-Founder, WP Engine
Loic will be joined by Robert Scoble and Ben Metcalfe for this sure to be entertaining session. Hear from these ultra early adopters their thoughts about Glass. What’s it’s full potential? What are the cons? And everything in between!
This was more a conversation, with little planning….so just some comments and points.
- The assistive technology is what is most interesting. How it can help with your life. Maps, and plane gates etc. Show sports scores and weather. Meetings, the traffic between me and meeting, Glass is not owner specific 🙂 ie you can get another persons to do something!
- There are a lot of senses that are not using. Eg eyesensors. There are going to be features that are going to be unlocked. Has a ear vibrator to transmit sound to ear (rather than speaker)
- It’s less distracting than a smartphone, is in the way of where you are looking, not down at phone
- It is very google centric, pictures go to G+ (in private). I can comment etc via that. I can see tweets
- One nice things..if you shoot a series, it will turn them into an animated gif, sticking them together, do changes. It makes things easy
- You can select which Twitter users you see stuff from. keep a select group that comes direct to eye/ Plus emails that can be selectively shown
- It’s too big to wear easily, the social aspect is interesting, Loic takes it off. But Scoble keeps the Glass on most of the time
- Other interesting things – games. Functional information support, eg surgeons with xrays.
- There is a fashion cost to it. with one eye only. But they are lightweight, and last.
- Scoble have shown it to more than 600 people..they are getting feedback from more than just the small of testers. (eg SV white people)
- Google has said it will be 18 months before this is in the hands of the consumers. They are slowly rolling it out wider. They need people to think about building apps