There’s no meaning in “it gets technology out of the way,” as Google is wont to say, because Glass is intended to always be in the way, to become a part of us in a much more literal way than smartphones have.
-Kyle Baxter, ‘“Dueling philosophies” for Wearable Tech’, TightWind
The above is the reason why so many people are put off by Google Glass. It really has nothing to do with the technology itself but more to do with the pedestal on which Glass users will place that technology, as though the technology comes before anything else in priority.
So I will simply echo Kyle’s sentiment: “disturbing”.
There is no better reason to not do something
There is no better reason to try
There is no better reason to fight
Against tyranny and strife
Removal is often the goal
Removal is often the challenge
Removal is often not enough
To completely fix what hangs in the balance
But it can bring about great change
But it can bring light
But it can bring great joys
In the darkness of the night
And so I live with friction
And so I live with what is hard
And so I live with what I love
But I stay upon my guard