Would you pay $1,500 to dangle a 2010-era smartphone in front of your face? While you used to need an exclusive invitation, now anyone can buy Glass, Google's pricey, head-mounted wearable computer. But just because you can, that doesn't mean you should.
At first blink, Google Glass looks like the perfect way to turn yourself into a cyborg, getting all kinds of information beamed into your eye. But the headset actually provides less functionality than today's smartphones, giving you just a handful of so-so apps and a mediocre camera.
What humanity needs is a device that provides augmented reality overlays on top of a real-world perspective. Instead, Google gives you a tiny screen that sits above your eyebrow and lasts just a few hours on a charge. Wait for something better, like the $3,650 dual-eye Meta Pro glasses, or something cheaper.