Google Glass

Google Glass is a wearable computer with a head-mounted display (HMD) that is being developed by Google with the mission of producing a mass-market ubiquitous computer. Google Glass displays information in a smartphone-like hands-free format, that can interact with the Internet via natural language voice commands. (For example: “OK glass, record video.” “OK glass, take a picture.” “OK glass tell me about jellyfish.”) Thus the wearer of the device can handsfree take a photo, record a video, or share, in real time, what one sees with others who wear the same device. One can ask for all sorts of information, such as driving or walking directions, and have the data displayed right in front of the wearer’s eyes, precisely, in the upper right corner of the glasses. One can even ask for words to be translated into different languages.

Comment by Mahat: Technology strives to integrate itself into the human body. I find this unnatural and even disturbing. Humans are continuing to center their lives around the physical body. People are not happy to be. They continue to try to become. First lesson a yogi learns is that there is no need to become because you already are.

Comment by Matthew McManus: The modern mindset, hopeful of the future, is such that because we have the internet and because we have technology, we do not ever need to feel like we are missing out on something. Youtube is our eyes and hears, Facebook is our society, and Google is our all-knowing teacher. However, in the attempt to be omnipresent and omniscient and therefore maximize one’s potential at actually ‘living’ life, people find themselves unable to concentrate on the present and unable to remember the past. So, what is the use?

Mahat is the editor of "16ROUNDS to Samadhi." Born in 1975 on the Adriatic coast of Croatia. Monk since the age of 20. Moved to Los Angeles in 1999. Moved to San Diego in 2004. Living in Berkeley since October of 2013.

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