Pictures Vs. Vision

Robin Sloan:

Now, Google's big pitch video for Glass is all about utility, with just a dollop of delight at the end, but don't let that fool you. There is serious delight waiting here. Imagine actors and athletes doing what they do today on Twitter-sharing their adventures from a first-person POV- except doing it with Glass. It's pretty enticing, and if the glasses look dorky, well, we didn't expect to find ourselves walking the world staring down into little black boxes, either.

There's a book called Snow Crash, written by Neal Stephenson back in 1992, in which the term Metaverse was first introduced. This is how Stephenson envisioned the Internet's evolution: a virtual reality based world accessed via a personal terminal, in most cases a pair of goggles, onto which a high-quality render of the world would be projected. Users could still function in the real world while still being plugged into the Metaverse. You can see where I'm going with this right?