As someone who was dealt the hand of short-sightedness, I always find it annoying when I get something on my glasses – anything that obscures your vision is a pain.
I am therefore very sceptical about Google’s new augmented reality-enhanced glasses.
Google’s co-founder Sergey Brin had everyone talking at New York Fashion Week when he made a surprise appearance on Sunday at Diane von Furstenberg’s show wearing Glass, the upcoming headset/eyewear device.
And then everyone tried them on including DVF, her models, Sarah Jessica Parker and even Rupert Murdoch (not sure what he was doing at Fashion Week).
The glasses consist of a small camera which allows the wearer to film and photograph their viewpoint whilst also interacting with the digital world in a similar way to a smartphone – taking pictures, recording videos, receiving messages and checking calendars.
The Belgian designer, members of her design and production team and some of her catwalk models have been wearing Glass for a week filming the creative process behind the latest collection and catwalk show. The footage will be used for a documentary called DVF through Glass, to be screened on the label’s Google+ page and Google’s YouTube page on Thursday.
I have to say I think Glass would drive me mad! What do you think: