Google Glass Scott Concessao

Google Glass is essentially a smartphone that does not require a contract or plan. It integrates alternative methods of messaging such as Skype, Google talk and Facebook messenger. In doing this Goggle Glass can cut the cost of communication costs greatly.

Impact on media and communications

I believe Google Glass will provide an alternative to using a smartphone in the future. However as of now it will only be used more so by professionals rather than the public. Currently Google Glass is replacing many smartphone features such as talking, messaging, taking pictures and recording. These are all key components of media and communications.

How it works

Currently being used by medical professionals

Positive Impacts

  • A true "hands-free" experience - Google Glass does the same things as your smartphone, but its all controlled by your voice.
  • Makes your life easier - Instead of always looking at your smartphone screen, you can look at the environment.
  • You're always connected - You don't have to worry about pulling out your phone to take a picture, or miss a moment.
May affect vision

Negative Impacts

  • May take a toll on your vision - May cause eye strain and headaches may be be developed.
  • Could be a distraction - Google Glass may cause blindspots in your everyday life and cause problems.
  • Not everyone is on board - Some people and businesses do not like the fact that they can be recorded anytime without knowing.
  • Expensive - Google Glass comes with a big price tag at $1500.

Sources

  • https://getvoip.com/blog/2013/02/22/how-google-glass-will-transform-communications/
  • https://blog.newegg.com/the-pros-and-cons-of-google-glass/

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