Google Glass, A Failed Social Experiment?

One of the more interesting social experiments has come to an end – at least for now. Impressive technology in an unappealing package? Makes you wonder if Google Glass failed on a hardware level – following a similar unappealing path as the Segway – or were we as a society just not ready for such a socially invasive product? Anisse Gross wrote a great article in The New Yorker last March on this topic Whats The Problem with Google Glass? exploring issues from the actual cost of the product to the rude social dynamic of wearing a camera on your face. What ever the reason(s), I’m sure it won’t be the last we see of the technology in Google Glass, but maybe next time we’ll find it in a more socially accepting format…