Google Glass Could Make Us Less Annoying

'It's way, way less distracting than checking your smartphone': Manjoo

By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff

Posted May 17, 2013 10:11 AM CDT

(Newser) – Given all the hate that's been piled on Google Glass lately, Farhad Manjoo strapped on a pair "expecting to experience the digital equivalent of a machine hacked together with duct tape and construction paper." Instead, he came away convinced that Glass, or something like it, will define the way we interact with technology in the future, he writes at Slate. "You’ll use it for the same reason you use headphones—because it’s a natural extension of your phone."

Counter-intuitively, Glass represents a less socially intrusive way of dealing with the digital world. Sure, your eyes will flit up and to the right to look at some nugget of info, but that's "way, way less distracting than checking your smartphone ... And if you’ve been hoping that your friends and family would get their heads out of their phones already, you ought to be celebrating Glass." Even with its currently limited feature set, "once I had it on my face, I was addicted to the power it gave me." When it came time to take it off "I really, really didn't want to." Click for his full column.

Google Glass team members wear Google Glasses at a booth at Google I/O 2013 in San Francisco, May 15, 2013.
Google Glass team members wear Google Glasses at a booth at Google I/O 2013 in San Francisco, May 15, 2013.   (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
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