Among the legendary lengthy staff email conversations that we have here at MakeUseOf, the one that became really long and really heated was on the subject of the Google glasses. The staff quickly split up into two camps – the pro’s and the anti’s – and battle commenced. As the site therapist (as well as Managing Editor and nanny), I advised them to work out their differences by writing articles about it, and so James obliged by writing down why he thinks it will work, Chris explained why it will be awesome, and poor Dave told us why it would scare him (we all gave him a reassuring group hug).
I personally think the glasses are going to kick ass and when they come out for sale, I am probably going to quickly give in to temptation and buy myself a pair. Although I would prefer it if they came as standard looking sunglasses so muggers don’t realise what they are and try to snatch them off my face. I’m good at writing and editing, but running after someone who has my glasses? Nah, me and running are not good matches. I would just give up and claim a new pair on insurance!
Our infographic today outlines some of the possible advantages of Project Glass. Some of the more interesting ones include having virtual games worlds blended with the real world, the end of hand-held tablets (could Google glasses really kill off the iPad?) and virtual GPS navigation which would probably tie in with Google Maps, ensuring you never get lost again. Or at the very least, ensuring you don’t have someone in the passenger seat with a map, complaining “I THINK we’re going the wrong way!”
Let us know in the comments what you think about the infographic. Will Google Glasses herald the next stage of technology and kill off tablets? Or will it usher in Terminator robots demanding “your clothes, your boots and your motorcycle”?
Infographic Source: Visual.ly