Google Glass, disruptive technology, released to a select few


Tech journalist Robert Scoble loves Google Glass because it makes taking videos and photos much easier and more natural. This is just one example of how Glass is disruptive technology that will change many things, including journalism.

As a photographer I’m already in love with Google Glass. It lets you capture images without even touching. All you need to do is turn on the glass by looking upward. Then, when it comes on you say “OK Glass, take a picture.” (or “record a video”)

Another cool thing? No one poses for photos anymore! This is magic and transformative for a photographer.

Look at how my son treats me while I was videoing him. Far more natural than I would have gotten if I had pulled out a smartphone and started recording him. If I did that he’d want to see his image on the screen.

He also would want to pose for the camera.

This is a REALLY BIG DEAL for photography and videography.

Scoble is also quite aware of the privacy implications of Glass (and it writing a book about our Brave New Connected World with Shel Israel)

Next week I’ll be:

1. Speaking at CA World. In Vegas. Anyone want to see me get kicked out of a casino?

2. Speaking at NextConf in Berlin. I’ll try to visit the Nazi headquarters and see what I learn from my various apps that I’ll have loaded.

3. Speaking at NextWeb in Amsterdam. Think I’ll get in trouble walking around the Red Light district with Google Glass? What about inside a coffee shop (famous for selling pot)?

By the end of the week I should have a pretty good idea of how people will react to Google Glass in unusual circumstances and places.

Agreed. I’m guessing Vegas casinos will get quite grumpy about Google Glass since it opens whole new possibilities for cheating. So will corporations, businesses and anyone with confidential documents or having private conversations.