Great interview with Thad Starner (lead on Google Glass) in this Invisibilia podcast. I've never gotten such a strong feel for the motivation behind Google Glass, that the goal really is an intelligence agent providing a second memory and helpful information recommendations in real time.

If you don't have time for the podcast, this old paper on the Remembrance Agent provides a good feel for some of the motivation discussed in the interview:
http://alumni.media.mit.edu/~rhodes/Papers/remembrance.html
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