I’m sure Google Glass will be covered (exhaustively) by the media and internet-at-large in the coming months as el Goog gears up for the introduction of consumer-level editions, but for now – a few quick questions.
1 – What price point will justify the purchase of what is, effectively, a smartphone accessory? [The current edition costs $1,500]
2 – It marks another step for Google into the hardware market, will this (and the Nexus range) help or hinder Android fragmentation?
3 – Can the privacy issue be overcome in 24/7 use, particularly in light of recent privacy scandals and Glass hacks (e.g. facial recognition)?
4 – With many countries proposing bans on Glass use while driving, how useful will it’s much-touted navigation features be?
5 – The technology industry itself has lead the charge (and marketing hype) towards wearable tech, was there an existing public appetite for headset computing and Apple iWatches on wrists?
6 – How will Google monetize Glass? And would we want our eyes, location and everything we see available to advertisers?
Questions are one thing. Answers however…