Google Glass Gets First Update
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Tom LaSusa
Tom LaSusa,
User Rank: Apprentice
5/13/2013 | 6:46:36 PM
re: Google Glass Gets First Update
Okay, I'm gonna say it: I'm still not sold on Google Glass.

For me it goes back to the often debated issue of being perpetually connected. Remember when we would leave our big ol' desktop computers and disconnect for a few hours? Then laptops, smartphones and tablets came one after another, making it possible for us to check email, update a social status or figure out how to get somewhere without pulling out an paper atlas. I'm not saying this is a bad thing (especially since I do all those things myself). But it has admittedly become harder to decompress from the constant data stream, hasn't it?

With Google Glass, the data is never ending -- it's right there in front of your face every waking second you have the device on. Not only that, but it's all Google data. Talk about shades of Big Brother.

I know what you're thinking: "You can take them off at any time." Honestly -- tell that to the person who is walking down the street with an iPhone practically glued to their hand. We've become a society where people have become deathly afraid of being disconnected for even just a moment. Google Glass is only going to exacerbate this.

And imagine the lawsuit Google has on its hands from the first person using the device who was paying more attention to their to-do list than watch for oncoming traffic?

Tom LaSusa
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Cara Latham
Cara Latham,
User Rank: Apprentice
5/13/2013 | 6:25:24 PM
re: Google Glass Gets First Update
Even though businesses have found Google+ to be somewhat useful, if not simply for SEO efforts, easily being able to post to Google+ from Google Glass may encourage more widespread public use of G+ as a preferred social networking site.

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