Here’s some of the ways I found Glass to be valuable.
All right, Luke, tell me about it!
Instant access to a camera: no need to reach into a pocket and turn on a phone. The camera is as accessible to you as your own face. Even more so with interactions through wink commands.
Wink commands. I don’t know.
First person perspective: I found myself enjoying filming events as I saw them -through my own lens on the world.
Kinda like what happens when you use, you know, a camera?
Sharing that perspective: the ability to instantly share what I am seeing with other people in real time is awesome.
Why is that awesome? Seriously, I’m wondering.
Alternate head space: being able to step into and view a digital world for a few moments throughout the day was both intriguing and useful.
“Alternate head space”? Also: “to step into and view a digital world for a few moments” — like what I do with my iPhone or laptop? Dude, sometimes I’m in that digital world for hours.
My own audio: Glass has a bone transducer that amplifies audio only you can hear. In practice, it’s imperfect. But the potential is clear.
You lost me at “bone transducer.”
Voice control: as usual, Google’s voice recognition is best of breed. I had no problems being understood and transcribed clearly.
So pretty much what iPhone and Android users already have.
Heads up directions: I found myself walking down the streets of Chicago with two bags in my arms and enjoying the ability to get directions to where I was going right in front of me.
Okay, that’s pretty cool. But Google Glass and two bags to carry? That’s hyper-conspicuous consumption, dude.