Google Glass the most anticipated piece of electronic wizardry since the iPad and iPhone, will not go on sale for many months. But the resistance is already under way.
In a teleconference with reporters to promote his upcoming episode of Doctor Who that features the return of the franchise’s cybernetic monsters, the Cybermen, Gaiman responded to the question about enhancing humans through technology and whether or not he would ever don Google’s futuristic eyewear.
Roll forward just over a year and the first versions are in the hands of developers who went into a lottery to fork out $1,500 for their own pair of spectacles.
A pair of lens-less frames with a tiny computer attached to the right earpiece, Glass is promoted by Google as “seamless and empowering.” It will have the ability to capture any chance encounter, from a celebrity sighting to a grumpy salesclerk, and broadcast it to millions in seconds.