A recent conversation among colleagues reminded me of a few conversations I've had over the years. The most recent version was in regard to Google Glass. Most of my colleagues see very little use for that kind of technology and don't think it's practical or even desirable.
I of course disagree.
If price weren't such an obstacle at the moment, I would undoubtedly be sporting Glass right now. And as soon as it becomes more reasonable, you can count on it for me. While many people ask why you'd want to be plugged in like that all the time, I ask why you wouldn't? Something like Glass has so much potential to be a game changer. Notifications in real time. Instructions as you need them. Who knows what else.
And frankly, aren't we that plugged in already? If I can eliminate the step of taking out my phone or flipping through tabs, wouldn't I want that?
This reminds me of a conversation I had years ago when the iPhone was new and other smartphones were nearly unheard of. I thought the idea of having everything in a single device was perfection. Others weren't so sold though. Why would you want that? We have a phone that calls and texts, an iPod for music and then your digital camera for whenever you needed it. Why pay to have all those things together?
Why would you want that indeed.
So I'll happily be a beta user as much as I can. Even if it doesn't quite pan out, and there is certainly no guarantee that Google Glass is the future, I'll happily embrace the latest and greatest. And who knows, maybe having a phone that also has all your music will pan out.
My personal musings on a variety of topics.