Excerpt from the video talk (what Scoble says)
What I like about those things
They take your smartphone screen and put it in front of you, where it’s always on top of where I’m looking and always there.
Google Glass changes your relationship with the internet
And that totally changes your relationship with the internet, because I can always say “ok Glass, google: huffington post” and it instantly goes and finds me an answer to that. And having it available where it is always in front of me is transformative and it’s hard to explain why it’s so different but my son was wearing them around New York and using the directions capability and he said “This is mind blowing” because where I’m looking is where the map is and that is different than on the smart phone. It’s also much safer walking around because you are always looking ahead and you have always your eyes on the street and you have the map right there. It really is quite different.
Google Glass is not as crazy as an bluetooth earpiece
The Bluetooth earpiece has a fashion cost, the Segway has a fashion cost and this (google glass) has a fashion cost too. Let’s be honest this does look dorky and it does look like something is on your eye. It does get attention certainly right now because there is only what … two or three thousand people with them on?! So most people haven’t yet seen them, haven’t yet have them on, yet touched them and so there is a lot of interest in these things walking around. I mean after a while on the time square I had a crowd around me of people wanting to try them on and see what they are all about.
Price and utility of Google Glass beats the fashion cost
The Segway had a fashion cost too. The difference is that the Segway never went down in price and never increased in utility. This (google glass) in the first months since I’ve gotten it has already gotten more than a dozen apps and the utility has gone up and I think when they go to the public the cost will be far lower than it is right now , than it cost me. I would expect it to cost 200-300 dollars or in that price range. … They engineered the glass to be manufactured in quantities of millions and a t a very low price point (under $400). So I wouldn’t be surprised if these were 200 or 300 dollars. If they were more than that then I agree with the haters, they are not gonna go mainstream.
Are Google Glasses durable to impact?
I’ve dropped them 10 times. They are fairly durable. One of the Glass wearers broke them. They are durable.
Roberts Scobles earlier thoughts
I’m studying people’s reactions to Glass
I’ve been on three flights so far, about to get on the fourth, to Berlin. So far no crew has asked me to turn off my Google Glass. Why not? They don’t realize it’s on. It usually is off, no lights, no indicators. But it’s always ready to take a photo.
Which means I got a neat photo that would have otherwise got me in trouble.
Everyone wants to try it on. Even those who are disgusted by it.
It has not failed to recognize anyone’s voice commands, even a guy with a deep Australian accent.
Everyone says that the popularity of Glass will totally depend on the price. Most say they will be interested if it’s under $500.
Most don’t notice I have anything weird on my face. But the people who do have seen it on TV and are interested in what it’s like.
I’m giving some in-depth speeches tomorrow at NextConf in Berlin, about it, and will cover my first week’s impressions.
I’ll say this much. I will never live another day without wearing Google Glass or something like it. They have instantly become part of my life.
And I don’t care if you think I’m a douchebag for doing that, either. They help me live my life.
Oh, little Glass trivia. What was the code-name for the original idea?
source: Robert Scoble on Google+