Google Glass has taken the idea of augmented reality from the world of sci-fi to our very own living room. Now while our tech is still a long way from that in Minority Report and Iron Man, we’re at least thirty to fifty years closer to that future.
Then again, tech news and reviews are giving varying opinions that blur the lines of speculation and actual use. Meanwhile, Google Explorers have defended Glass’ reputation from what they deem as false accusations and misguided claims.
That doesn’t entirely explain why law enforcement and some establishments react so vividly to the new technology. It’s simply because it’s, well, new. Despite all the limitations of current tech and other restrictions applied by Google, none of it dissuaded the sense of fear provoked by the head mounted bundle of chips.
It goes to show that having the gadgetry and development resources isn’t enough to make up for responsible marketing and PR.