The Google Glass demo at Google I/O 2012 was undoubtedly the highlight of the keynote. It showed a bunch of skydivers skydiving and BMXers biking their way down to Moscone Center where they joined Google co-founder Sergey Brin to wrap up the day 1 keynote. The demo was widely talked about on the blogosphere and on social networks like Facebook, Reddit and Twitter.
Now, while that demo was really lovely to watch, it doesn’t exactly represent how Google Glass would be used in the routine life of your average Joe. For that, Google has released the first in a series of videos called Glass Sessions. Check it out after the jump.
The video – embedded at the very end – shows Laetitia Gayno, wife of a Google employee, using Google Glass to capture and share precious moments of her daughter’s first few months. In the video, she can be seen live streaming her Glass feed, taking photos every now and then, and even joining a Google+ Hangout session with her husband and family. Doing pretty much everything you’d expect Glass would do at this stage.
From the people that I know and the blogs that I follow, I’ve noticed that people either really love Google Glass and can’t wait for powerful, wearable gadgets to go mainstream, and the ones that hate it because it reminds them of a Orwellian future (Big Brother) where members of the general public can be monitored using surveillance tech like Glass. I find Glass a little scary too because of this, but it is still very exciting. I mean, come on, how can you not get excited at the prospect of having a nice heads-up display like Iron Man, Master Chief or the Goddamn Batman?
Google Glass is still far away from being released publicly, but US-based folks who attended Google I/O 2012 have the option of pre-ordering Google Glass Explorer Edition for $1500 that will be shipped out next year. The expected public release is said to fall in 2014 time frame, though still far away, but considering how much progress has been made already, we might just see them sooner. Lets hope for the best.
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