In ComputerWorld, Matt Lake explains why he's returning his Google Glasses back: crooked photos, poor battery life, size, and -- most amusingly -- glassing out
1. Eye contact (or lack thereof)
On the plus side: The Glass screen augments your field of vision with a connected computer experience whenever you glance at the prism over your right eye.
On the other hand: It's impossible to do this and maintain eye contact. And you look cross-eyed.
It's called glassing out. Your eyes roll over to the right to look at the screen, and the rest of the world goes out of focus. People can't make eye contact with you, and if they're versed in popular psychology, they read things into your lack of eye contact.
They see you looking up and to the right and wonder whether it's a sign that you're lying or accessing visually remembered memories -- or that you're just an isolated geek who can't socialize. Either way, it spoils a conversation.
|Is Google Stealing Your Content and Hijacking Your Traffic?|
|Google+ Is Dead|
|Google's new "opt out" program...|
|Google Adds Caffeine for More Up-to-date Results|
|“Initial riders may be more comfortable getting into a car with a human in the driver seat.”|
|“I don't know if this is going to be the smartest or the stupidest thing I'm ever gonna do.”|
|“My son died here.”|
|The (Very Scary) People of Public Transit|
|Fake Name Generator|
|“Canada is warming at twice the global average.”|
|How to Avoid Jury Duty|
|CaptchaTweet: Write Tweets in Captcha Form|
|“Airbus says his company already has the technology to fly passenger planes without pilots at all.”|
|Recycled Vacuum Lamps|
|If Sir David Attenborough Restored Vintage Toys|
|“Cheap fakes' are the new fake news.” #DeepFakes|
|Pat the Zombie: A Cruel Adult Spoof of 'Pat the Bunny'|