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Google Glass Gets Down To Business
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landar08
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4/9/2014 | 6:24:26 PM
Re: Google Glass in the field
I agree that price will certainly be a challenge for Google Glass.

It actually reminds me of Segway (the two-wheeled, self-balancing electrical vehicle).

When it first came out people believed it will revolutionize the way people walked. But the high price tag and restricted usage (e.g. some states not allowing Segway on the sidewalk) really prevented Segway from gaining popularity among consumers. Now, you only see them used by police force (niche market).
Drew Conry-Murray
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4/9/2014 | 10:35:08 AM
Re: Google Glass in the field
I'd feel better about a doctor using Google Glass than a random person on the street. Context makes a lot of difference when it comes to technology like this.
ChrisMurphy
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4/9/2014 | 8:59:32 AM
Re: Google Glass in the field
Price will remain a notable obstacle even in enterprise settings, I suspect. CIOs are getting conditioned to low-cost, disposable electronics the same way we as consumers are, as they embrace $500 consumer-grade tablets.
Li Tan
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Li Tan,
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4/8/2014 | 10:13:35 PM
Re: Google Glass in the field
I think the situation for Google Glass is better compared to that of IBM Watson. For IBM Watson, there is no concrete business yet and it's still under research more or less. For Google Glass, some reporters already start using it when doing the live broadcast and interview.
RobPreston
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4/8/2014 | 4:57:57 PM
Re: Google Glass in the field
Reminds me a bit of IBM's challenge with its Watson computer: We've developed this really cool technology, now we have to figure out some practical applications for it. 
Thomas Claburn
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4/8/2014 | 4:47:13 PM
Re: Google Glass in the field
I suspect that Glass in the workplace will do better when the device is capable of doing less. Pretty much every function you'd want from Glass should be instantly accessible; it doesn't work to scroll through menus while standing in a field somewhere.
Laurianne
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4/8/2014 | 4:36:02 PM
Google Glass in the field
Interesting that an oil company is mentioned here. I met another energy company CIO recently who said his company was working on its first applications for Google Glass in the field. Field testing may spur some of the earliest practical uses of Google Glass.


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