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Google moves to bust Glass 'myths'

Sharon Gaudin | March 25, 2014
That's it. Google says it's had it with what it says are rumors and myths circulating about its entre into the wearable computer market, Google Glass.

Google also takes on critics who say Glass presents privacy problems for everyone around the person wearing them.

"If a company sought to design a secret spy device, they could do a better job than Glass!" the Glass team said in the post. "Let's be honest: if someone wants to secretly record you, there are much, much better cameras out there than one you wear conspicuously on your face and that lights up every time you give a voice command, or press a button."

The Glass team took on some important points, according to Moorhead.

"The most important myth to tackle is safety, or that Glass is unsafe," he said. "And privacy is a huge perception to overcome. The thought of being recorded while talking to someone wearing Glass is concerning for most."

Zeus Kerravala, an analyst with ZK Research, said the myth list is interesting but he doesn't think it will matter.

"Glass will be well adopted because of the hype around it," he added. "Some may shy away but I'm sure there's a large enough backlog of people waiting for it. Glass has been so hyped as game changing that I think people will take the risks to use the cool new technology."

 

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