After trying Google Glass for two weeks, Robert Scoble has declared that he would never take the headset off, except to sleep. On Sunday, he posted this photo. “You thought I was kidding,” he wrote alongside it.
If you know anything about Scoble, you know how obsessive he becomes about new products. He embraces just about any new technology with inhuman enthusiasm. In essence, he gives himself to the new technology, using it consistently and exclusively until the next big thing comes along. He not only tests and reviews the product, but also proves or disproves the creators’ visions.
This photo of a drenched middle-aged man screaming into his shower mirror is perhaps the purest expression of the Google Glass concept (and of Robert Scoble, too).
Most people will see this, laugh (or cringe), and move on. But, given some thought, the photo may just be an early indication of a future of wearable electronics.
If you’re interested in consumer technology, Scoble is a good man to follow. He is almost always wrong, of course, but the content he produces—from praising reviews to NSFW photos—really does make you think about the future. Will everyone be wearing Glass (or something like it) in a few years?
In Scoble’s review, he noted that price will likely be the determining factor. “Each audience I asked at the end of my presentations ‘who would buy this?’ As the price got down to $200 literally every hand went up. At $500 a few hands went up. This was consistent, whether talking with students, or more mainstream, older audiences.”