This friday I attended the 2nd Dutch Google Glass meetup. At the event Glass wearers shared insights and products they are developing.
I presented about a service for remote healthcare we are developing and what we have learned. Layar did an augmented reality demo, Raimo talked about the context of Glass services and Ronald van der Lingen brought 3D-printed Glass cases.
I really like these early meetups of new technology. Everyone is open to new ideas and sharing learnings.
The current state of Glass
The general consensus amongst Glass users at the event seemed to be that although Glass is magic in a way it still lacks the urgency to wear it. The ‘contextual’ services are disappointing.
Using Gartners Hype Cyle, I would say most beta users are in the “Through of Disillusionment“.
Glass users are looking how to make Glass work for business purposes. It’s easier to develop a viable product in this area.
Glass. Weird, exciting, promising, ridiculous. An anomaly for sure.