The tech world has been abuzz ever since the launch of the ultramodern Google Glasses. The concept, in its entirety, marks a colossal step forward in how we live our life. Maybe that’s why we have not fully entertained the notion that we, the people, will be wearing these glasses.
The all wise Google realizes that this prevalent view can hurt Glass sales which it is not going to stand by.
Yes, Google is unwilling to let their baby go unnoticed.
The Glass Team believes that there are many misconceptions or “myths” (such as it’s primarly for high-tech geeks) that can hurt the reputation of this product. Hence, the team has published a post titled “10 Google Glass Myths” on its Google+ page to contest those misguided misconceptions circling around the controversial wearable tech.
Myth 1 - Glass is the ultimate distraction from the real world
“Instead of looking down at your computer, phone or tablet while life happens around you, Glass allows you to look up and engage with the world”
Google is reminding us that Glass allows one to literally still “live” life while going through your daily routine. It claims that now you can execute the same activities that once compelled you to disengage from the world while fiddling with your phone or staring at your computer screen.
Myth 2 - Glass is always on and recording everything
“Just like your cell phone, the Glass screen is off by default.”
Myth 3 - Glass Explorers are technology-worshipping geeks
The team is trying to explain that all sorts of people can enjoy and benefit from Glass. It’s not limited to those who love tech.
Myth 4 - Glass is ready for prime time
“…in the future, today's prototype may look as funny to us as that mobile phone from the mid 80s.”
Myth 5 -- Glass does facial recognition (and other dodgy things)
“Nope. That’s not true,” Google avows.
Myth 6 -- Glass covers your eye(s)
“Before jumping to conclusions about Glass, have you actually tried it? The Glass screen is deliberately above the right eye, not in front or over it”
Myth 7 - Glass is the perfect surveillance device
“If someone wants to secretly record you, there are much, much better cameras out there than one you wear conspicuously on your face and that lights up every time you give a voice command, or press a button.”
Myth 8 - Glass is only for those privileged enough to afford it
“The current prototype costs $1500 and we realize that is out of the range of many people. But that doesn’t mean the people who have it are wealthy and entitled. In some cases, their work has paid for it. Others have raised money on Kickstarter and Indiegogo. And for some, it’s been a gift.”
Myth 9 - Glass is banned… EVERYWHERE
“Since cell phones came onto the scene, folks have been pretty good at creating etiquette and the requisite (and often necessary) bans around where someone can record (locker rooms, casino floors, etc.).”
Myth 10 - Glass marks the end of privacy
“When cameras first hit the consumer market in the late 19th century, people declared an end to privacy”