Google’s fantastic trip into wearable technology may be on pause right now, but it’s still leaps and bounds ahead of the competition.
Three years ago today, Sergey Brin introduced Google Glass with a team of skydivers jumping from a blimp and live-streaming themselves descending from the heavens onto the Moscone West convention center in San Francisco. Sitting in the audience that day, I could feel the electricity in the room as Brin explained what the funny blue thing was strapped to his face. Google Glass had an explosive introduction to the world, and while many suggest this started a hype train that ultimately lead to its downfall, I find myself sitting behind my keyboard wondering what any other company in the world has to offer today that comes even close to what Google has been tinkering with for half a decade now.
The short answer is nothing, and it’s unlikely we’ll see anything quite like it until the team currently tasked with improving this already incredible device take to the stage again.