Big news at the moment in Tech about Google Glasses. They were shown at Google event I/O and all went well, but are they really the future of Google, as everyone seems to be pointing out? Let’s perhaps look at some of the disadvantages and restrictions that the majority of people may have missed, or felt weren’t that big of a deal.
The camera didn’t look so good at I/O
Was it just me, or did that awesome skydive, bmx thing not look that good? I watched the previous video of the guy who gets up and does his daily deeds, and then video chats his girlfriend at that end, and the quality of that video was amazing, making us think we had hit the HD jackpot, but then these prototypes that they exhibited at I/O, they just were not up to scratch at all. Of course they do a lot more, such as GPS and Finding Friends nearby, but we will go into that later in this article.
Massive PR Stunt?
Is it just me or did it all feel like one big massive PR stunt, when really they didn’t need to do it? Millions have already watched the video on YouTube expecting something amazing, so when we saw it live looking worse than we expected, it just seemed like the whole thing was pointless. It was really cool how they started in a plane and ended up on the stage wearing the glasses. The event went very well, but I just don’t feel it was all needed. Incase you missed the event, here it is:
Action Cams rule sports
When I was cycling from A to B on big locations, I used to stick an action cam either to my helmet or my bike and record the journey, and then timelapse that video. They used to come out really cool, and the best thing is they were exactly the same quality as what we saw in that video. Whenever it was nice and HD, it was another camera, and when it turned into your old Nokia camera phone, oh that was Google Glasses.
Privacy Issues surrounding Nearby Friends
Recently, Facebook pulled an app that allowed you to view friends nearby using GPS and Geo Tagging technology. This caused privacy issues and was pulled rather quickly. One of the features Google Glasses seems to have is this nearby friends, according to their previous HD video. Could this cause issues and friction with privacy law?