I took this photo with a wink of my right eye, but you can also take a photo with Google Glass by saying: “OK Glass, take a photo”. The photo then appears in a little TV screen in front of you, and if you want to, you can tell the Glass to share it on Facebook. If you want to record a video, you say “OK Glass, take a video”. If you are listening to music in a bar and would like to know the title of the song you can say “OK Glass, what’s this song?” and the title will appear on the screen. You can then ask Glass to download it to your iPhone.
Google glasses are as comfortable and as light as a pair of specs. You can wear them without lenses, but I bought mine with shades to give my eyes some protection when I’m out on my bike. The screen will tell me my average speed and the elapsed time. Wrist watches are coming out very soon which will do all this and more at half the cost, but while this is new, it’s exciting and I love it. The app which I’m most looking forward to is the one which will save me the embarrassment of not knowing the name of a plant when I’m showing someone around the garden; with this app the name of the plant will magically appear in front of me when I look at it and say “OK Glass, what’s the name of this plant?”