Sorry, but Google botched the Smart Glasses it called, Google Glass.
- Privacy issues (e.g. videocameras in bathrooms)
- Apps lagged with practical applications
However, I am certain that computers wearables or implants will take off--although probably not through this first iteration of the Apple Watch either--still don't know a soul who bought into this!
Until then, what about really smart glasses?
No, not the type that will provide apps and virtual reality superimposed over everything you see.
But rather, glass that medically allow you to see under any and all conditions.
- It's a "one time prescription"--that adjusts with you as your eyes change. Like the machine the optometrist uses to change the prescription this way and that asks you which is better, only these glasses automatically adjust to whatever your prescription is that moment, day, or year.
- Autofocus and zoom--want to see what's going on from the bleachers at the game or can't see the sign in the distance, simply focus on the person or object and voila you can see in zoom.
- All Terrain--and no more bifocals--wherever you look--near or far--that is where the prescription adjusts to.
- All Weather--sunny days or cloudy skies--the glasses adjust to the light and conditions automatically--no more polarized shades.
If you ask me, these are functionally smart glasses--and you don't need to go to the likes of Pearl Vision and get gouged on new glasses every year.
Hey, and if your fashion conscious, you can still pop 'em out and fit them snuggly into another new frame with some designer's name on it, all made in China for about a buck. ;-)
(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal)