Some pros and cons of Glass
Mat Honan wore Google Glass for much of 2013; in an article for Wired, he talks about what it's like and how people react to him. On the one hand, people who he interacts with tend to hate it and find it weird and intrusive. On the other hand, as he notes: “The future is on its way, and it is going to be on your face.”
As y'all know, I'm a big fan of Glass; I see it as providing easy and hands-free access to things that everyone's smartphones already do. (I've seen many arguments to the contrary, and I disagree with all the ones I've seen.) I intend to get one sometime in the next year or two. (And to remove it when talking with anyone who's uncomfortable with it.) And I'm pretty certain that whether or not this particular device catches on, similar kinds of devices will be near-ubiquitous ten years from now.
But I continue to find it fascinating that people are so put off by it, that people get angry about it, that the word “asshole” gets thrown around as though the very act of wearing a wearable computing device is in itself an attack on society. So I liked that this piece explores, from a personal angle, both the criticisms and the positive sides.