Pixel Envy

Written by Nick Heer.

How the World Looks Through Glass

This video, part of Google’s new Glass rollout page, exemplifies everything both right and wrong with the product. It allows you to capture moments in a way that is far more immediate than a regular camera ever could. But, in the year of opt-out, it’s an intrusive way to view the world. You may not mind a pervasive user interface in your eye, but I don’t see this as a product I want to use.

There’s also an etiquette question. Right now, it’s quite obvious when you’re taking a photo or video. What happens when there’s a video camera on someone’s face that may or may not be recording at a given time?