Companies keep trying to make smart eyewear happen. First Google. Then Snapchat. Now there’s another company making a go at it. IT Business magazine has details on North, the company trying to make it happen here.
I think these are a big improvement on Google Glass. Is it enough? I don’t believe so. I think greater miniaturization needs to occur, such that there is very little difference between the shape of “dumb” eyewear and the shape of “smart” eyewear.
Meanwhile, we are getting closer to that time when there is very little difference. Stay tuned.
And the BBC has a good story on it here: BBC News – Google Glass sales halted but firm says kit is not dead, including this comment that sums things up in a nutshell:
Google has tried to present this announcement as just another step in the evolution of an amazing innovation. But make no mistake – Google Glass is dead, at least in its present form.
I would say it’s been dead for sometime, and while wearable technology is alive and well, this piece of it is long overdue to be written off.
Read the BBC story: it has a good review of the history of Glass, what will happen next, and why Glass never had traction.