This week, Google unveiled a new video inviting the curious to experience “how it feels” to wear Glass.
Now, the fundamental questions are: Will people REALLY wear this gadget? What will be the adoption rate to make it a success?
Glass is entirely different from most other tech gadgets created so far (aimed at consumers), simply because it sits ON the face – users have to WEAR it to experience it and use the services.
Some things to bear in mind:
- Who knew people would use fingers to operate a mobile phone instead of traditional stylus? But, it happened through iPhone.
- Who knew people would happily put a tiny device in their the ear to communicate, despite looking like Secret Service agents? But, it happened through hands-free Bluetooth.
- Who knew people would use a ten inch-sized gadget to take photographs when digital cameras were simultaneously shrinking in size? But, it happened through the iPad/Android tablets.
People adapt, technology evolves.
Google is not alone, of course. Electronic and software giants Apple and Microsoft are also reportedly working on head-mounted display (HMD) and glass devices respectively (Apple’s patents related to HMD: One, Two, Three. Microsoft’s patent – Here). Read more.
Published in: http://www.tnooz.com By: Karthick Prabu