Could the Gay Community Determine the Fate of Google Glass?
What used to take a room full of huge machines to decipher can now fit in the palm of your hand or on a wearable device called Google Glass. This device uses an optical head-mounted display, OHMD for short that allows users to surf the Internet and use apps via voice commands. The information that is found is displayed in the line of vision of one eye, similarly to the heads up displays used in military aircraft.
The success of this small device may very well be in the LGBT community hands because professional gay and lesbians tend to have more disposal income available to them than most other people, plus that fact that the LGBT community seems to like and have the power to set trends first. The device was recently made available for $1500 and there are four prescription frame choices for the device that cost $225 each. The frames are made by Luxottica, the same company that makes the popular Ray-Ban and Oakley frames.
Creative Uses of a New Technology
Some more creative individuals have used the technology to create videos and films, including gay lifestyle and online entertainment. This content, is available for those in the gay community who wish to see it. With Google Glasses, scenes shot from the point-of-view of a character or third-person shots can be viewed at the same time. Ford, who is a gay adult entertainment producer, was one of a handful of companies that acquired the technology before it was made public.
Everyone seems to know Glass as a pair of glasses with a screen that make the user feel like a cross between James Bond and Iron Man: is that all? Firstly, Google Glass is an incredibly personalized experience – everything is tailor made and specific to the user.It can take photos, sync with your phone and calendar, but at the moment for us ‘normal’ people, thatâ€™s pretty much it. Similar to the new xBox One, it can be voice controlled and really is truly hands free.