Thoughts on Google Glass:
This is what I had heard most about the privacy concern of google glass. Also, the topic about personal privacy in nowadays has gotten lot of attention. As fourth year graphic design student, I have known for certain people are taking there thesis in the Internet privacy as a issue. I think technology is always moving forward with creating more problems for people to solve. This is a good thing, I think, at least, I think it altered how we preserve information in the digital age. Like Ms. von Furstenberg said that Google Glass was nothing short of revolutionary. “This was the first time that people talked about wearable technology,” she said. “Technology moves on faster and faster, and Google Glass will always be part of history.” I think it is not successful because people (for the public) are not ready for it. But it is necessary in the term of revolutionary in technology. I think there is always needed advanced invention to push society forward. Privacy is always going to be a issue if we are involving with technology that is associated with data, information. This is the problem in our time.
I couldn’t say this is good looking glass on most of us. This might be the reason that it isn’t popular. I think most of people are more towards looking rather than its function when they choose their products. That is also where branding exist, which I think the market are full of same products but with different branding, visuals. Google glass is the first, thus, there is no choice for alternate, but this idea in consumerism is embedding for a long time. When there is a product, the aesthetic of the products is important elements, especially when it comes to wearable, or put it in a boarder context, fashion. Everyone has their own taste. People chose to wear certain look is a statement of themselves. As I said that I think people are not ready to this, is also because the style. I could expect this thing appear in a futuristic movie. Although this product is not profitable, but I think people should look product design different in associated with consumer marketing. I think it is not right to just think a product is successful or not is entirely depends on the current market. I think it is ambiguous s to think forward. Design with technology will always be a solving problem process. When there is a new thing comes out, it always will led toward other issues.