Google Glass, a pair of wearable computer-enhanced eyeglasses, is possibly the next-big-thing in mobile computing.
- Google co-founder Sergey Brin wears Google Glass glasses at an event in San Francisco in February. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
About 8,000 developers have prototypes, and the public is expected to be able to buy them soon. Early reviews
are a mix of awesome and awkward -- life-changing technology held back only by concerns about privacy and aesthetics.
We've been expecting this evolution since at least 2011, when Poynter friends and former fellows Matt Thompson and Robin Sloan created a futuristic video called "The Storm Collection
" depicting a future where "photo frames, windshields and eyeglasses become heads-up-displays for information
. Call them NUDs: news-up-displays."
It's here. (more...)