24th July 2013

When to Use Google Glass and When to Leave it at Home

Google Glass has been out for a couple of months now, so we are all beginning to see people with those weird-looking glasses.  I find myself giving those people a double-take, kind of…they have something on their glasses, no wait, is it, yes it’s Google Glass.  I’ve seen tourists wearing them while seeing sites in New York City, which is a good way to use the video capturing tool.  But, sometimes it’s really not appropriate to use Google Glass…and you just seem ridiculous.

For us, the video capabilities are the most important, as we are a fantastic video production company.  We think that video is changing given this technology, but…some people are just not taking full advantage.

When should you use Google Glass to capture that first-person perspective and when should you just leave them at home?

Put them on!

Google Glass

Special moments that should be captured, such as weddings or family vacations, we say put on Google Glass and make a video yourself.  Hey, you’ll save money on that videographer when out-of-town relatives can do a Google Hangout and watch the wedding in real time.

Family vacations are a great use of the video camera, as it reduces some shakiness and allows you to capture moments that happen too quickly to get out your camera.  You may look like that nerd mom/dad, but hey, you’ll get the memories.

Google Glass can be useful in the spread of information and knowledge.  A doctor recently wore Google Glass during an operation, showing that uses like this can help educate and inform others.

 Just take them off!

Google Glass

A man was recently allowed into a strip club wearing Google Glass, which, to us, just seems a poor use of this great technology.  Really?  Just take them off.

Any casino or gambling arena is high-stakes enough, so don’t get your Google Glass in the way, as your fellow players probably won’t appreciate that being videotaped.  Casinos in New Jersey are also banning the device, so just steer clear.

This is sort of obvious, but places like movie theaters and arenas where it it illegal to videotape, just leave the device at home.  Hospitals are questioning the use of the device as well out of concern for patient privacy.  Skip the Google Glass in these places, really because you can have more fun taking them elsewhere.

There you have it, uses and misuses of Google Glass.  Since we all have to wait until the end of the year to get it, you’ll be in the know when they’re ready to ship out.

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About the Author

Anish hails from London and holds a degree in software engineering from the University of Manchester. Following his education, he worked for several years in the financial industry as a platform administrator before founding Revolution Productions in 2008. In addition to over seven years of video production, Anish is seen as an industry professional, adding his insight in publications such as VentureBeat, ReelSEO and Wistia.

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