By Vamien McKalin | May 25, 2013 11:52 AM EDT
It appears that not everyone will fall in love with Google Glass, due to how the thing looks on the face of the person wearing it. Many might see it and say this piece of wearable technology is creepy because that's what anyone is likely to say when they see a man with a dorky looking glass over his eyes.
One Google Glass user, who goes by the name David Pogue, says after getting the chance to give the device a test drive, he came away with a different take compared to some users who seem to like the Glass. Pogue claims Google Glass is too creepy looking, and that wearing Glass would make everyone around you uncomfortable if they themselves are not wearing it. Pogue also said he ran into a Google employee wearing Glass in public, where he had a "screamingly uncomfortable" conversation with her.
"There she was, wearing this creepy-looking, faux-futuristic forehead band - with a built-in video camera pointed at my face," Pogue writes. "For all I knew, it was recording me... This puts Glass wearers in a position of control. They can take pictures and videos, post things online and even possibly use face-recognition apps to identify strangers in a crowd."
Pogue went on to explain why Google Glass might not succeed due to the number of places in the U.S. that are already placing a ban on the device. For example, a Seattle bar has already banned Glass because patrons do not want to be secretly filmed by anyone. Even the Government is against the thing, and to make matters worse, there's even a name for Glass wearers - Glassholes.
"All these factors explain why Internet wags have already come up with a nickname for people who wear these special glasses: Glassholes. If Google's not careful, Glass will go the way of the Segway. It will be another stunning technology achievement, ultimately doomed to nichehood by the pure awkwardness, the attention-grubbing self-centeredness, of using it in public," Pogue warned.
Google will have a lot of convincing to do if it wants Glass to take off. One thing is for certain, it won't happen overnight, and someone will most likely be hauled to court before this whole thing comes to a standstill.
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