Gilles Vandenoostende

Hi, I'm Gilles Vandenoostende - designer, illustrator and digital busybody with a love of language, based in Ghent, Belgium.

Google Glass

Okay, so are you feeling increasingly uncomfortable about Google’s privacy-invading practices? Good news! Soon they’ll be able to use your own eyes to snoop on the world!

But seriously, as John Gruber pointed out, these kind of tech concept-videos are a waste of time and effort. I’d had thought Google with their engineering chops were above this kind of marketing BS. What’s the point of this video? You can’t buy these glasses yet. You probably can’t even bet on the end result (if it gets that far) being even remotely similar to what we’re being shown today*. So who is this video for?

 

* Well, not unless Google’s perfected some form of mind-reading tech that allows the wearer in the video to interact with his HUD using no voluntary, visible or even implied interactions of any kind. And if they did, I’d make a video about that, rather than some lame-o Minority Report-inspired Google Plus-shilling crypto-hipster circle-jerk. I almost laughed out loud when the video actually referenced “circles”.

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