Process Fun: Guy loses his Google Glass, no results found
Google Glass has been called a lot of things this week ranging from "the next paradigm in consumer electronics," a "revolution in hands-free computing" through to downright "creepy."
The device, a wearable computer with similar functionality to today’s smart phones, can take pictures, search the internet, handle VoIP calls, and help hungry travellers find the nearest McDonalds. Best – or perhaps worst – of all, they’re voice activated.
The glasses - which admittedly do make wearers look a bit like Cyborgs - have made techies swoon after a limited number was released to the digital elite (the device isn't yet commercially available except to those who attended last year's Google I/O event and paid $1,500 for it).
Whether you can’t wait to get your hands on a pair or you find the concept repugnant, spare a thought for digital product designer Luke Wroblewski who found to his dismay that there are limits to what even the Internet search giant can find.
According to Venture Beat, a website covering digital technology, Wroblewski has become the first person in the world to lose a pair of the expensive spectacles after they fell out of his bag during airport check-in earlier this week.
Wroblewski tweeted on Monday that he had lost his Google Glass somewhere between San Jose and San Diego. Google Glass support confirmed that Wroblewski had the dubious honor of being the first to lose a pair of the high-tech eyeglasses.
So far, even the search engine giant that has mapped the entire world and prides itself on its useful search results has been unable to locate the specs.
Meanwhile, Youtube has been lit up with spoofs on what the world will be like when it’s full of the Silicon Valley specs. In this clip from Mashable, comedian Mark Malkoff roams the streets of New York with strapped up with a 1990’s wearable video game system that he tries to pass off as Google Glass.