Basically... Google with throw money into this device so all tech sites will keep on pushing and once we're basically 'told' to buy the mass public WILL buy.
We're absolute FOOLS for marketing and are often sold items that we already have (Smart TV anyone?)
Dont think everyone will buy those.
As soon as restaurants, shops and everyone else figures out how ppl hate to be watched and then posted on the internet, they will bann those in every place possible.
And i doubt ppl will then want to have some glasses that you cant use in 90%+ on the social locations.
Wow, people, realx. No one is forcing you to buy anything.
As far as the article is concerned, the analysts got it all wrong, IMO. The hardware development will dictate how soon will this technology take off. It is the opposite of what they say, because people are more aware of what they wear in public, and right now the Glass hardware looks too geeky for mass appeal. The software, OTOH, is already available to certain degree, a lot of apps can be made to run on this with minimal modifications, and even fewer apps are dedicated exclusively for Glass, but that will evolve rapidly now that developers got their hands on prototypes.
I cannot believe how negative the comments below are. The reaction from the testers have been consistently positive. The problem with mobile phones is that you've always got to pull them out and look downwards to use them. Now imagine you can speak to activate whatever app or function of your phone and have that information overlaid as a HUD in front of you as you are getting about with your business. Google searches, map directions, presentation notes, cooking instructions, news/social media feeds. Imagine something terrible has happened, a bomb has gone off, then immediately activating the camera as you start looking at faces of people acting suspiciously. Imagine Googling a person as you are chatting them up at the bar. Imagine watching a video or reading a book in a particularly boring meeting. Imagine video calls where the caller sees exactly what you see in real-time, so a medical expert can walk you through giving first aid whilst your hands are free to save lives. The possibilities are endless, but some people seem to have myopia to all the benefits these tools can bring.