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Reporton NewTechnology: Google Glass

Reporton NewTechnology: Google Glass

Part1

Onethingthat comesinto one’s mindafter hearingabout researchis thatone has to collectsomedata andanalyzeto comeup with someviable conclusions.Someof theaspectsthatone should considerwhenlookingat researchincludethesourceof thedata, reliabilityof thedata, andits relevanceto thetopicof study.Themostvaluablethingwhensearchingforinformationis thereliabilityof thedata source.Thisis becausethereliabilityof thedata collecteddeterminestheusefulnessof theentireresearch,includingtheconclusionsthattheresearcher will make.

GoogleandWikipedia searchbillions of URLs andhelpresearchers gettheir searchresultsfaster,which makesthesearchenginesthecommonlyusedgatekeepers.Thecommoncharacteristicsforthetwo searchenginesincludetheir abilityto giverelevantresults,giveresultsfaster,andindexing manywebpages(Blachman &amp Peek, 2011). Google is currently a moreflourishingsearchenginecomparedto others becauseitidentifiessponsored linksas wellas ads,simpleto use,andallowresearchers to seeotherqueriesthat marchtheir searchitem.

Part2:

Background

Googleglassis among thewearable technologies developedin thetwentyfirstcentury.Google glasswasdevelopedby Google with theobjectiveof producinga ubiquitouscomputerthat could be convenientforusers (Miller, 2013). Theglassallowsits wearers to conducttheir internet searchesvia voicecommandsthat are madeusingthenaturallanguage.Theproductswerefirstsoldto glassexpertswithin thebordersof theUnited Statesstartingfrom April 15 in theyear2013 at a priceof $ 1,500, before beingreleasedtothepublicon 15thof Mayintheyear2014 at thesameprice(Kulkarni, 2014).

Googleglasswasdesignedto servea widerangeof functionsandin differentcircumstances.Ithas a camera advideo recorderthat allowsthewearer to takephotographsorrecordvideos via a voicecommand(Bennett, 2014). Theglassalsoallowsthewearer to sharethesevideos of photos on thesocialsites.Users of Google glasscan alsoseethemessagesandemails andreplay them by issuinga voicecommand.Mostimportantly, Google glasshas theGoogle searchfeaturesthat allowthewearer to conducttheinternet searchby askingquestions(Bennett, 2014). OtherfeaturesincludeGoogle now,languagetranslator,andGoogle mapamong others.

Reasonsforthefailureof Google glass

Googleglassis a disruptive productthat wasdesignedto endthewarson Smartphone. Thisis becauseGoogle glassresolvedallareasthat Smartphone makers(includingSamsung andApple) usedas thebasisof competition(Shaughnessy, 2013). Forexample,theSmartphone manufacturerswill not needto competeonhighscreenresolution,highmegapixel cameras, ordownload speed,in casetheGoogle glasssucceeds.Googleglassseemsto changethefocusof thephoneindustrytowards lifestyle computing, which is a significantdisruptionin thecellphonemarket,butthemajorissuethat will preventthewidespreadreceptionof thisproductis its highprice.

TheGoogle glasspavedwayforthedevelopmentof wearable technology, butthere is roomforsimilarproductsfrom competitorsto meetandexceedtheexpectations of Google glass.Forexample,Meta Pro glasseshaveadvancedfunctionalities that exceedthoseof Google glasses.ForexampleMetaPro havelargerscreens,andboththeleftandtherightholographic interfaces that givethem a 40 0binocular fieldand14 0monocular field(Rucker, 2014). Thisimpliesthat,thefunctionalities andfeaturesof Google glasscan beexceededby competitorglasses,which will contributetowards thefailureof Google glass.

Thereare two majorimpedimentsto thereceptionto themassreceptionof Google glasstechnology. First,Google glassesdonot replaceanything in thefieldof technology. Theglasseswill not replacea phonebecausetheyrequirethephoneto functionwell,andtheywill not replacethedigital camera becauseSmartphone has alreadydoneit(Rucker, 2014). Therefore,peoplewhoareusedto Smartphone may findtheneedto investin Google glass,especiallyiftheyperceivethattheglasseswill not addanyvalueto their lives.Secondly,wearingGoogle givesan impressionthatthewearer is readyto infringetheprivacyrightsof otherpeople,which createmistrust.Theuseof Google glasscan alsobe distractive, especiallywhentheuseisbombardedwith emails andadvertisements,butthiscan becontrolledwhenone is usingotherdevices(suchas Smartphone) that havesimilarfunctionsas theGoogle glass.

Googleglassallowstheusers to usetheinternet servicesto download items(suchas songs)andsharethem with colleaguesviasocialnetworksites.In addition,Google glassallowsusers to livestreamvideos, butthisdepends on theinternet connectivity (Bennett, 2014). Streamingvideos closeto theeyeballs soundgreat,butthisservicewould be expectedto be moreusefulin placeswithout WiFi. Thisis becausemobiledata planshavebeengettingstrict,which makesithardto imaginethatone can streamvideos usinga cellular connectionwithout experiencingsomechallenges(Bennett, 2014). Thistakesawaythefunthattheusers of theGoogle glassexpectfrom thisproduct.ThisimpliesthatGoogle glasswill onlyallowwearers to accesssocialnetworksin placeswhereconventionaldevices(suchas computersandSmartphone) can beused.Therefore,theuseof Google glassmakesnodifferenceon theusers’ experience.

Thereare three factorscontributingtowards therejectionof Google glass.First,Google glassincreasethetech divide wherewearers of Google glassareseenas the“chosenfew”whoknowsabout andcan affordthetechnology. Thisis becausespending$ 1,500 on Google glassindicatesthatone has a highdisposable income(Forrest, 2014). Secondly,theissueof invasionof theprivacyof others is controversialin thecontemporaryworldandwearinggadgetsthat takethephotographsandvideos of peoplewithout their conceptdepictGoogle glassusers as peoplewith wrongintentions.Therefore,evenpeoplewhocan affordtheglassendup rejectingit.Third,there are technicalflawsthat maketheGoogle glassuncomfortableforusers, which includethefacttheyrequirefrequentcharging andgettoohotat times.Theselimitationsnegateall thebenefitsthat wearers of Google glassare promisedby Google whenbuyingthegadget.

Conclusion

Googleglassespromisestheir users convenienceandaddedfunctionality, butthisiscounteredby its drawbacks,which includetheneedto chargetheglassesfrequently.Google glassis disruptive to theSmartphone technology becauseitseeksto replaceitwith lifestyle computing. Google glasshas importantfeatures,butthere is a roomforcompetitorsto developimprovedgrasses.Theglassesallowthewearers to accessinternet servicesandsocialnetworks,buttheydosoonlyin placeswhereotherdevices(suchas Smartphone) can beused.Thetargetconsumersof Google glassare likelyto rejectitbecauseitincreasestech divide, violatestherightsto privacy,andithas severaltechnicalflaws.

References

Bennett,C. (2014). GoogleGlass: 7 cool features.Mumbai: Bennett, Coleman &amp Co.

Blachman,N. &amp Peek, J. (2011). Why is Google popular? CreativeCommons.Retrieved February 12, 2015, fromhttp://www.googleguide.com/searchLeader.html

Forrest,C. (2014). The main reasons people hate Google glass, and why theywon’t in a few years. TechRepublic.Retrieved February 12, 2015, fromhttp://www.techrepublic.com/article/the-main-reasons-people-hate-google-glass-and-why-they-wont-in-a-few-years/

Kulkarni,O. (2014, April 10). Heare’s your chance to get Google glass.GadgetCluster.Retrieved February 12, 2015, fromhttp://www.gadgetcluster.com/2014/04/heres-your-chance-to-get-google-glass/

Miller,C. (2013). Google searches for style. Technology.Retrieved February 12, 2015, fromhttp://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/21/technology/google-looks-to-make-its-computer-glasses-stylish.html?_r=2&amp

Rucker,J. (2014). Seven reasons why Google glass will fail. Techi.Retrieved February 12, 2015, fromhttp://www.techi.com/2013/03/7-reasons-why-google-glass-will-fail/

Shaughnessy,H. (2013). DoesGoogle glass spell the end of the Smartphone wars?London: Forbes.

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