• Nikki Bowman

    did these actually get made? i seen on kickstarter, same glasses on for face book. alot of people funded this project and never received the glasses.

  • RandomPromotion

    Interesting article. There are several tries to solve the privacy issue out there. Might be an interesting topic for your next article…

  • Smallbiztrends

    Very interesting, Matt. I certainly agree that there’s a lot of overblown hype about privacy — it’s like with any new thing.

    My question is, once the novelty wears off, I wonder how popular Glass really will be?
    For example, I know how people have been crazy for tablets. But I also wonder how much of the huge sales upswing in tablets is being driven by people wanting the latest shiny object. Having had a tablet for a year, the novelty is wearing off a bit, especially as the limitations of what I can do with a tablet keep popping up. It’s great for entertainment and social media and quickly replying to email — not so great for other computing uses. Will Glass be much the same way?

    Anita

  • Matt McGee

    I’m sure people will come and go as Glass users, just like you’re describing with tablets, or just like people switch from iOS to Android, etc. And many won’t be interested in Glass at all. (Smartphones have been around for the better part of a decade and they’re still only about 60% of overall US phone ownership.) With Glass, some will switch to whatever smartwatch is out, or some other device that we don’t even know about yet.

    I’m sure Glass will find its audience. It won’t be as big as the iPhone or latest Android device. (And the tech media will probably declare it a huge failure because of that.) Mobile phones were around for 15-20 years before they really became something that everyone needs to own. I imagine Google will be very patient with it.