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Google Glass First Impressions: Google’s New Frontier is Exciting and Weird

by Brandon Russell | August 9, 2013August 9, 2013 3:22 pm PST

Google’s voodoo Glass technology is still fresh and new and uncharted, but it’s garnered a lot of attention from the media, good and bad, leading up to a potential consumer release next year. Before it’s even a blip on many people’s radars, though, we got an opportunity to try the strange wearable computer out. In a word? Weird. And exciting, and odd. I’m not sure people are ready to be a robots just yet.

Forget all the privacy concerns currently aimed at Glass; we’ve seen Google’s lab creation used in some creative ways. The main interest in Glass is bridging the disconnect people face with other humans because of rapidly evolving technology—you’re probably with someone right now staring at your phone. But after briefly using Glass throughout the day, we’re not so sure Google can change that. We have no doubts the company will find a way to refine the experience, tweak it. Right now it just seems awkward and strange. Maybe because it’s so new.

Check out Jon’s face, hands, eyes-on with Google Glass. The search giant is ushering in a strange new world of technology, one where you can talk to a $1,500 pair of glasses and get an actual response. Whether people are ready for Google’s new frontier remains to be seen.

Brandon Russell

Brandon Russell likes to rollerblade while listening to ACDC.