shhhh… Glass is Listening

Category : Life through Glass · (1) Comment · by May 1, 2013

A funny thing happened a little while ago.  I was walking outside to film a Glass demo.  My foot slipped off the front door step and I fell on the concrete, twisted my ankle, and banged my head against the brick of the house…

== Not to worry – Glass was unharmed ==

My head took all of the impact (lol) and Glass survived the fall unscathed.  I gracefully crawled back into the house and Josh came to see what had happened.

“Were you looking through Glass?” he asked.

“No, I’m just clumsy.”  I handed Glass to Josh while I tried to stand.

“Can we say you were looking through Glass?” he joked.  “You were wearing Glass.  That has to make Google liable in some way…”  He was kidding, of course, but Glass was listening the whole time…

This was displayed on the Glass screen when I put it back on:


Seriously, I am not making this up!

Did Glass overhear our conversation and pull up this Google search to defend itself?  Probably not, but it sure sounds more interesting than

* The Truth *

The truth is Glass is listening to you all the time.  Like a loyal servant, Glass is waiting to hear your every command.  If you just got Glass, you’re probably talking about “Glass” a lot.  You’re probably turning the screen on all the time too (except when you want to).  So when the screen is on and you say something like “Ok Glass”, it tunes in and listens for the next key word.  You can say some unrelated stuff in between, but if the word “Google” comes up, Glass will do a search on whatever you say after that.

As a result, you will end up with a bunch of unfamiliar “cards” in your “timeline” which may be a bit disorienting and rather cluttery.  To be honest, the timeline can turn into a big mess in no time at all.  If I want to scroll back to the photo I took a few days ago, I have to go through every phone call, reminder and Google search in between.

I’m sure there must be a better way, and it’s only a matter of time until we find it.

I wonder if this is what the internet was like 30 years ago?


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