Today I had the pleasure of going to the doctors. Nothing major, don’t worry. It was just a blood test as I constantly feel sleepy. As I was waiting someone had left a copy of Grazia magazine and quite a recent copy as a matter of fact so I of course had a flick through. Somewhere in the middle I came across a page called “Who are you calling a Glasshole?”. I thought “what is this title about?”. Were they trying to say us glasses wearers were assholes? Then I saw the image and it was an article about the new Google glass. Yes, Google have bought out the next generation of Google glass and I have to say it looks much sexier than the old one. For one it actually looks like a pair of glasses.
Google glass is clever, it can take photos, record videos, direct you to your destination and send messages. However, due to the hefty price tag and people worried about being filmed without knowing (the privacy issue) people who owned it were classed as a “glasshole” quite a funny term I thought but a clever one because it sounds oh-so similar to another word.
I would love to try Google glass out and see how that works with prescription lenses. I wonder if you are really short sighted and cannot see the screen? OR what if you are long sighted and can only see things far away? They are just couple of questions I am curious to find out or in the future will google glass help to zoom into object so it can aid us to see better?
You know Google has got something good when Luxottica, the biggest designer eyewear manufacturer wants to collaborate with them. Then again why not because in the future brands such as Ray-Ban, Prada and D&G (that is just to name a few) could have the Google glasses technology incorporated into all their eyewear range which may make it more appealing to the mass market. As consumers we can enjoy stylish glasses and the latest technology. At the moment Google glasses is around £1000 (ouch!), check it out here. Oh and sorry to give you bad news… there is a waiting list so I wish you luck if you want one.