The Disruptive Power of Google Glass
The disruptive technology that I am discussing in this post is Google Glass. According to Hodgson (2015) it was actually “introduced and explored as a beta product in 2013 and was meant to be the next evolution in mobile computing” (para, 1). So it was actually meant to displace the smartphone. According to Hodgson (2015) Johnson, Becker, and Freeman, 2014 it “aimed at the displacement of smartphones and enhancement of smartphone features due to the convenience of wearing, rather than carrying, the device” (para, 1).
Hodgson gave a very good explanation for this technology being a disruptive technology and I would like to provide that example here. According to Ahier (as cited in Hodgson 2015) “at UC San Francisco cardiothoracic surgeon Pierre Theodore, MD is using Google Glass during surgery, pre-loads CT and X-ray images needed for a procedure, and calls them up in his Google Glass to compare a medical scan with the actual surgical site” (para,2), now Hodgson himself, further explains that “however along with these social benefits, social problems also emerged as people cited privacy as a major concern in public situations where data could be captured without the knowledge of those around the wearer of the technology. The same is true of education, it cannot be assumed that all students automatically agree for their images to be captured and potentially stored and re-published without their express consent” (Hodgson, para, 2, 2015).
The next successor emerging from this Google Glass Product should already be in production and it is the smart contact lens, featuring the Google Glass “but powered by the heat of the human eye, in the next 5 to 10 years it looks like this will be the new standard in capturing live data”(Hodgson, 2015, para, 4).
Hodgson, P., (2015). The Disruptive Power of Google Glass. Retrieved from https://www.paulhodgson.me/blog/emerging-and-future-tech/the-disruptive-power-of-google-glass/
Links to Other Google Glass Articles
Ahier, B. (2014). Google Glass could be a powerful tool for disruptive innovation in healthcare. Retrieved October 22, 2015, from http://www.govhealthit.com/blog/google-glass-could-be-powerful-tool-disruptive-innovation-healthcare
Oliver, K. (2015). Google Glass 2: Everything you need to know. Retrieved October 22, 2015, from http://www.techradar.com/news/wearables/google-glass-2-release-date-price-features-1300484
Parviz, B. (2009). Augmented Reality in a Contact Lens. Retrieved October 22, 2015, from http://spectrum.ieee.org/biomedical/bionics/augmented-reality-in-a-contact-lens
Whitwam, R. (2015). Google exec: Here’s where Glass went wrong. Retrieved October 22, 2015, from http://www.extremetech.com/mobile/201513-google-exec-heres-where-glass-went-wrong