Google Glass in the Gobi: Uncovering Something Big

Last summer, a team led by the Museum's Provost of Science Michael Novacek and Paleontology Division Chair Mark Norell headed to the Gobi Desert in Mongolia for the annual American Museum of Natural History/Mongolian Academy of Sciences expedition. The group included Aki Watanabe, one of Norell's students at the… » 4/27/14 6:59pm 4/27/14 6:59pm

California Woman Gets Charged for Wearing Google Glass While Driving

Well, it was bound to happen. A Google Glass-wearer was ticketed in San Diego last night for "driving with a monitor visible" — the same law that prevents people from watching TV in their cars. But there are exceptions for GPS and satellite radio devices, so we can't help but wonder if the cop did the right thing. » 10/30/13 9:40am 10/30/13 9:40am

Gary Shteyngart tries Google Glasses, and the results are Super Sad

In his novel Super Sad True Love Story, Gary Shteyngart writes about a society, five minutes into the future, that has a weird neurotic relationship with gadgets and social media, as focused through a device called an "äppärät." Now, Shteyngart has tried the Google Glass, and in many ways the future he wrote about… » 7/29/13 1:28pm 7/29/13 1:28pm

If you want to understand the ethical implications of Google Glass,…

Several years ago, scifi filmmaker and videogame designer Jim Munroe wrote a film called Infest Wisely, an anthology of short movies about the near future. "Early Adopter" is a story about a woman who ingests nanobots that allow her to take pictures with her eyes, invisibly, without anyone realizing she's filming… » 3/14/13 5:53pm 3/14/13 5:53pm

Google Glass Ushers in the Next Wave of Cybernetic Hate Crimes

Last week, a cafe in Seattle banned the use of Google Glass, a reflection of the growing concern about the ways this cutting-edge technology might be abused. But the critics are ignoring the technology’s potential to make our lives safer and more democratic. Worse, by stigmatizing its use, the Glass-haters are… » 3/14/13 1:00pm 3/14/13 1:00pm

Could this photograph change the future?

A few weeks after Google announced the completion of their paradigm-warping technology Google Glass, this picture appeared in the G+ account of Google VP Sebastian Thrun. It was taken while he was playing with his son and wearing his Glass technology — basically, a pair of "smart" glasses that can give you a virtual… » 5/10/12 9:20am 5/10/12 9:20am