Google Glass owners were in the minority last week at Google I/O 2013, but I still felt left out not having a pair. I was one of the “Have Not’s” this past week. It’s still very early days for Google Glass, but there is enough insight into the potential for eBusiness professionals to begin thinking about the possibilities. Some may argue that Google Glass is a fantasy product at $1,500 that will never take off, but a lot of people doubted the tablet and iPad as well. In any case, it's safe to assume that more and more devices will have interactive, connected displays. These displays may be flexible - they may be a wrist watch. The same thinking around highly contextual information delivered in small bits still applies.
First session on Google Glass development was oversold, so to speak. There was standing room only with at least one overflow room. Intense. I was also fortunate to attend a women’s maker event the evening before when Jean Wang (see video of event and Jean story). She shared the history of the devices.
I’m sitting in the “Fireside Chat” session as I type this blog post. I can literally feel the temperature rising as the bodies crowd in. It’s 15 minutes before the start … and they are already turning people away. It’s intense like trying to get into Iron Man 3 on the opening weekend. There can’t possibly be a product attracting more attention right now.
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