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I used Google Glass: the future, but with monthly updates

I used Google Glass: the future, but with monthly updates
The frosted-glass doors on the 11th floor of Google’s NYC headquarters part and a woman steps forward to greet me. This is an otherwise normal specimen of humanity. Normal height, slender build; her eyes are bright, inquisitive. She leans in to shake my hand and at that moment I become acutely aware of the device she’s wearing in the place you would expect eyeglasses: a thin strip of aluminum and plastic with a strange, prismatic lens just below her brow. Google Glass. What was a total oddity a year ago, and little more than an experiment just 18 months ago is now starting to look like a real product. But as I release from that handshake and study the bizarre device resting on my greeter’s brow, my mind begins to fixate on a single question: who would want to wear this thing in public? Sticky TOC engaged! Finding Glass Finding Glass I was about to beta test Glass myself. "Why are we even working on Glass? Steve goes on. I get it. Google-level design Google-level design But seriously.

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