The Google Glass isn’t just a pair of ordinary glasses that come in many different colors such blue, red, white, and grey. On the inside of the lenses a screen shows displays information. Like the iPhone you can ask the Glass to take pictures, videos, and perform messaging.
In 2014 Google hopes to come out with this new technology that I’m sure will get this fast-paced society buzzing. This isn’t exactly good due to a few conflicts that have risen from it.
First of all, every user of the Google Glass will, most likely, have their privacy invaded. Having the camera taking a picture every five seconds makes you wonder; where do all of the pictures and videos go? Well, they are streamed to Google administrators who will then publish them on the web for every eye with access to the internet to view. Although there is a way to set a privacy button so that Google can’t take your photos, the Glass comes preprogrammed to send all its data to Google. You ask why this is such a big issue? It is because though other people may not have their privacy button on. Unwanted videos and pictures of you may end up on the internet, causing more problems.
The glass comes with a miniature digital screen that can display pictures, and other information for the wearer to see. That is also a problem. If you’re in conversation with someone, how could you tell if they are listening to you or not? You can’t. The person you are conversing with could be looking at pictures, reading a book or even be texting while you’re talking. All they would have to do to convince you that they’re listening is nod, or just give a simple answer. Though it’s a disadvantage, it can also be a benefit. For instance, maybe you’re at a historical monument and it lacks information. If you take a picture or search it, you could learn more about it online. Also, before you eat somewhere, you could search for restaurant reviews.
Besides these drawbacks, I think that the Google Glass is an ingenious idea. The company should fix its problems so it will be fit for purchase. In my opinion, the human race is ready for this futuristic invention.