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How will Google Glass distort interactions with friends?

Caleb Garling | Oct. 17, 2014
A study showed that people tend to act in a "prosocial" manner -- extra engaging or friendly -- for about 10 minutes, when they know the camera is there, and then revert to standard behavior.

But many consumers are still skeptical of the value-add Glass would bring to everyday life. I spend a lot of time on my phone and am still not convinced that I need to wear a computer on my face just to be quicker to find directions or read an email. Pulling out a phone isn't such a chore that I need (to pay for) a second device. "There's no point in having it on your body unless you really give people something they really couldn't get otherwise," Teller admitted at a recent conference.

But people were skeptical about smartphones and we know how that turned out. Not to mention, many jobs do require hands-on work, like construction or surgery. In these cases an on-face computer operated by voice commands would certainly be useful.

 

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