20140211 Sorry +Craig Chamberlin  Although I Do

Keith I MyersKeith I Myers2014-02-11 10:17:21-0500 – Updated: 2014-02-11 10:17:21-0500Sorry +Craig Chamberlin – Although I do watch and agree with most of your videos, I need to disagree with you on this one. I am a +Google Glass explorer and have owned a pair since June. I will be touching on your 3 points; Camera/Privacy, Driving with Glass, Aesthetics/Looks.

Camera – I do not agree that Google should remove the camera. Several years ago, people made the same arguments to standard camera phones. Glass makes a HORRIBLE covert recording device (see reason #3). Many privacy nuts fail to mention that public places are always in view of at least one surveillance camera (if not many). There are 2 cold facts about Glass’s camera that most fail to point out; a) Glass does have a visual indicator to show its recording (the screen is completely translucent and visible to anyone who looks at the wearer) b) Glass’s battery life is horrible. In all likelyhood, your battery will be dead 30 minutes into your recording. 

Driving With Glass – Driving with Glass is a pleasure and it does not obstruct your field of vision. When worn properly, it blends into the area directly above your windshield, only visible to users when they peek up. It also has one of the best GPS interfaces on the planet. I dare say that a dash mounted GPS is far more distracting and obstructs more of my vision. 

Aesthetics/Look and Feel – Although I do slightly agree here that Glass could do with some shrinkage, I do not find the size of Glass all that bad at all. It is lighter than expected and feels incredibly natural to wear. The size also creates a unique advantage that it is almost impossible to be covert with Glass and use it as a hidden camera. I do hope that Google does do a few refinements such as making the frame collapsible and improving battery life. 

Keep up the good work.

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Shared with: Public, Keith I Myers, Google Glass, Craig Chamberlin+1’d by: Alex Viant, george paine, Evan Walden, Liza Gere, Chris Hsu, Sandra Serrano, Chris Vukin, Stephen diFilipo, Jeanne Sutton, Wolf Loescher, Master Decker, Tim MooreTim Moore – 2014-02-11 10:22:58-0500Great points +Keith I Myers – I hear these comments all the time from people who either don’t have or are brand new users of +Google Glass – This is a special journey we are on, not the destination. They’ll come around or just go back to using their Blackberry. 🙂Craig Chamberlin – 2014-02-11 11:02:31-0500 – Updated: 2014-02-11 11:02:49-0500Thanks for your awesome thoughts on this. I think the problem Google has to deal with now is perception +Keith I Myers. Like I said, I think it’s a great idea. I’d hate to see it not catch on because those ignorant of the technology are quick to illegalize them. I certainly would use them (when they get smaller).Stephen diFilipo – 2014-02-11 11:38:34-0500+Keith I Myers thoughtful, articulate and spot-on. Excellent responseKeith I Myers – 2014-02-11 12:08:00-0500+Craig Chamberlin – Excellent response and I believe that you hit the nail on the head there. Ignorance to any form of Technology can be damaging to the overall perception of the product. 

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