Incidentally, I know Google has said they don't want to allow facial recognition with Glass...but I have a legitimate medical reason to need it.
About two years ago, I developed what's known as a covernoma, or cavernous malformation, in my left mesial temporal lobe; in other words, a big ol' hole in my headmeats. In addition to epileptic seizures, it also played merry hell with my memory; the left mesial temporal lobe, according to my doctors, is the language center of the brain...and I believe 'em. The words for concepts are disconnected from each other now; I understand the idea, but the label for that idea has just plain gone missing. For a wordsmith like me, that's beyond frustrating.
But, even worse, it has begun to happen with names, too. I'll see someone--someone I've known for years--and I can know every detail about them: what they do for work, if they're single or married, how many kids they have, what kind of car they drive, how we met, everything!
...except their name. The label for that person is just plain gone.
Do you have any idea how embarrassing it is to have to ask an old friend their name?
And this was why I've wanted Glass since I first heard about it: if I can get some face recognition software and build up a database of my friends' faces, I can just ask Glass what their name is and spare myself the awkward moment.
Heh. This would never have fit in an #ifihadglass
Tweet, would it?
But, yeah...this is why I want Glass. Just sayin'.