Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Google Glass Commercial

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about my invitation to buy Google Glasses, and the expansion of wearable technology.

Hot on the heels of that comes the following commercial which shows what it is like to wear Google Glasses:

I'm not sure how you interpreted the video, but one thing struck me very strongly - how all of these great experiences had to have the distraction of being shared and could not be enjoyed just for the sake of their enjoyment.  As social media and mobile devices have exploded it has become passe to just experience something cool.  It now must be captured, shared, and commented upon.  Indeed, a common social media meme is that "if a picture doesn't exist, it never happened."

How sad when the beauty and glory of life and all of its experiences can't be simply enjoyed anymore.  Indeed, we now need to take a time out, employ our technology, make sure we capture everything effectively, and share it with the world.

Note, I'm not a Luddite, and I know the power, value, and effectiveness of being able to connect with anyone, anywhere, and at any time.  I'm just saddened that those activities are starting to outweigh the incredible life experiences themselves.

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