I have just been reading about Google’s Goggles.
Are they fucking serious?
Do they really think we cannot function unless we are permanently hooked up to the Interweb and we have to share every waking moment with our friends?
I suppose there would be a point if we were all ballet dancers, stunt pilots or hot air balloonists, but we’re not. We live ordinary mundane lives and do ordinary mundane things all day, every day.
“Hey John! What are you up to?”
“Hi Frank! I have just done an enormous shit. Wanna see?” [“glass – take photo”].
“Wow! That’s awesome! I’m on the 45 bus” [“glass – send video”]
I cannot imagine anything more tedious than having to watch someone else’s experiences all the time. It would only be beaten by them having to watch my life.
And then there is the other aspect.
I am driving along minding my own business and some fucker drives head-on into me because he has been too busy watching his mates’ antics while he drives. Do I want to live in a world where people only devote a quarter of their attention to what they are supposed to be doing?
It’s bad enough now that we have to be constantly on the lookout for some cunt filming us on their mobile phones but these glasses will make it ten times worse.
I suppose there is an upside though?
If I come across someone in a compromising situation, all I have to do is say “glass – take video and share with the world”.
That would soften their cough.