I got Glass last weekend, and this week I fell in love.
For the last six years I have typically spent 2.5 hrs a day commuting, this is not fun. Over the years I've filled my time with NPR, sports radio (soccer) and for the last few years with audio books. But when you realize that you've listened to or read Anathem http://bit.ly/1fb6KDW
and Cryptonomicon http://bit.ly/1k3sL8e
more than 3 times each... you end up wishing for more from life.
This week I discovered that Glass is what I've been fantasizing about for years. Being a software guy, I've thought about in car computers and how I could better use my copious commuting time to better advantage for years. And with Glass, I think we finally have the in car computer I've always lusted after.
The heads up display, simple navigation model, voice recognition, limited display (so it's not too distracting) really come together in a nearly IDEAL solution for in car computing.
Finally, all those notes about ideas I have or things I need to get done can be captured and sent somewhere without me speaking into a "voice recorder" that I never end up listening to. Instead, voice recognition captures my notes and I've got them in my inbox next time I'm in front of a full "hands and eyes computer" (like my desktop at work with two large screens and speakers) or my ChromeBook at home on the couch, or even on my Tablet when I'm looking for a movie to watch on the weekend and I'm trying to remember that NPR article I heard.
Certainly there are opportunities for refinement and I've got to figure out the social angle. For example, someone on Twitter suggested I'd just be a "walking surveillance machine" if I was wearing Glass in public. (Although I have an art project in mind that may help with public perception).
But the important thing is that I've fallen in love again. Fallen in love with exploring the world with new technology and the huge opportunity it has to make the world a better place for myself and others through creative hacking both technical and social.
Thank you Glass Team, You Rock!