Google Glass has come in for a pile of negative press lately. I can understand this, but I still think they will be useful, and I thought that when I saw this:
This is taken from this article, This Is What the World Looks Like Through Google Glass. What I think is useful about this is how a heads up display can reduce complexity and increase your perspective.With such a display, you can get an enhanced view of what you are looking at, which in this case is a streetscape. It tells you where to go to get to your destination and how long it will take to get there. For people doing alot of commuting, that alone is valuable. Not that it has to be limited to directions. It could be a visual representation of where your friends or coworkers or clients are. It could notify you of an book or some other purchase you wanted is available in a nearby shop. Or it could warn you of a dangerous neighborhood in a city that you just arrived in. There are lots of examples when such a display would be useful.
Of course you could look at your mobile device and get that too. I don’t think it is an either/or situation. Some people will like the display, others will have a watch or other wearable device, and still others will use their phone.