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The Moto X represents the future of everything

Mike Elgan | Aug. 5, 2013
In a few years, all phones, tablets and PCs will work just like the Moto X.

And, really, what's the difference between using Google Glass and Moto X?

What's the difference between saying "OK, Google Now: How do you say 'where is the stadium' in Japanese?" and starting that same request with "OK, Glass." It's pretty much the same behavior and exactly the same answer delivered the same way: By voice combined with a visual representation. They're both voice interactions. They're both fast. And they're both hands-free.

The Moto X is Google Glass, but in a smartphone.

The Moto X is not about convenience
Wearable computing critics slam the coming wearable revolution by saying: "What's so hard about pulling a phone out of your pocket?" -- as if Google Glass and smartwatches existed only as a minor convenience for lazy people.

They're completely missing the point.

Wearable computing technology in general, and the Moto X in particular, are about changing your mental state for the better. They're about removing the psychological barriers between questions and answers, brain and computer, human and machine.

Google's Knowledge Based feels a little less like information you're looking up and more like knowledge you already have. Your phone feels less like a gadget and more like an intelligent human who looks out for you and is always there to help.

Like prior advances in user interfaces, such as the personal computer, the graphical user interface and multi-touch computing on devices like the Apple iPad, real, hands-free interaction with Google Now -- and integrated Google services like Google+, Gmail, YouTube, Maps and all the rest -- simply feels awesome to use.

And you can't understand it until you experience it.

So don't be distracted by chatter about Moto X that treats the device like just another phone.

The Moto X is the future.


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