I continue to be amazed with the camera. It totally changes photography and video. Why? I can capture moments. I counted how many seconds it takes to get my smartphone out of my pocket, open it up, find the camera app, wait for it to load, and then take a photo. Six to 12 seconds. With Google Glass? Less than one second. Every time. And I can use it without having hands free, like if I’m carrying groceries in from the car and my kids are doing something cute.
I’ve been telling people that this reminds me of the Apple II, which I unboxed with my dad back in 1977. It was expensive. It didn’t do much. But I knew my life had changed in a big way and would just get better and better.
Since Google announced their Google Glass project, I kept thinking which of their products would be the most useful on that platform. Gmail? Probably not too much. Search? Perhaps. Ads? Don’t think so.
Today, after reading this blog post I realized that I was thinking about it all wrong. It’s not what Google will push into the glasses, but what the rest of the world would come up with. Google Glass is Android-based. And we’ve seen already how powerful the platform is, and how many people come with so many cool ideas.
And, all of a sudden, I can’t wait for this whole new thing to pick up…