NEWS: Future Foresees Eyes In the Back of Your Head
Brin's statements suggest that always looking down at your phone creates a barrier between yourself and living life to its fullest. I don't disagree with that. But to imply that Google Glass is going to baptize us in swashbuckling salvation and cut the cord of distraction is preposterous.
I call bovine manure on all that. I wouldn't be surprised if Glass ushers in a whole new echelon of distraction with people wearing them on for extended periods of time that go well beyond the borders of good taste. We'll be begging for the days of looking down at our phones. That not only scares the heck out of me, but makes me queasily apprehensive about the fate of genuine human interaction.
Personally, I would have a hard time interacting with someone wearing Glass, if not go all Parisian McDonald's on ‘em. I keep picturing the most masculine people I know and I can't for the life of me see any of them donning a pair. I know he's fictional, but for some reason I keep picturing known-luddite and masculine mench Ron Swanson from Parks and Rec. Maybe it's because, like me, Ron's a native Hoosier or because wood worker Nick Offerman, who brings Ron to life, shares the same first name as me, but Ron certainly embodies some sort of modern masculinity in popular consciousness. If anything, I think of Ron because his compassionate, philosophical side always breaches the surface of the selfish and stereotypical lunk-headed man.