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GOOGLE GLASS: The Sum Of Its Parts Or What?

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What is this Glass thing anyways?

Google’s latest and hottest gadget needs little introduction. Since its public unveiling in April 2012, the tiny head-mounted Android computer has been collecting controversy and sociological analysis. It is currently available in limited beta to eminent members of the tech community and to a selection of “Glass Explorers”. As members of the latter program, we are delighted to be able to explore Glass.

Growing up on a rich diet of dystopian tech fiction, we were filled with both intrigue and concern about Glass and decided to take our model apart to bring you a detailed view into the electronics guts of the device.

Gargoyles represent the embarrassing side of the Central Intelligence Corporation. Instead of using laptops, they wear their computers on their bodies, broken up into separate modules that hang on the waist, on the back, on the headset. They serve as human surveillance devices, recording everything that happens around them. Nothing looks stupider; these getups are the modern-day equivalent of the slide-rule scabbard or the calculator pouch on the belt, marking the user as belonging to a class that is at once above and far below human society.

Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson

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2 comments on “GOOGLE GLASS: The Sum Of Its Parts Or What?

  1. leadereader
    June 19, 2013

    Thanks for the link TiA, although it’s just due to Snow Crash.

    Your blog looks cool, I look forward to reading it.

  2. Frendy Lee
    June 19, 2013

    Reblogged this on Frendy Lee Educational Spot.

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