Let us begin by asking ourselves is it really safe for a human to be looking at technology 24 hours a day 7 days a week while trying to live a normal life? I personally am going to say no it is not. For example, walking, biking, and driving are all things that require someone's full attention, but when wearing google glass you a concentrated on other things. Yes, it has been announced that you should not wear Google Glass while driving. When it comes to biking and walking it is in many ways a free for all. Even Rich Chang, a Google Glass app developer says that it is unsafe for people to be walking and biking while wearing this technology. People are already very distracted when walking, biking, and driving so adding Google Glass into the mix would not be a good thing.
The next con about google glass is all about the social aspect. A person can either live in a world where they communicate with everyone or live in a world where they communicate with no one. When someone is wearing google glass they are more likely to live in a world where they do not talk to strangers. Stranger sociability is extremely important for someone to live a healthy lifestyle. You can gain a lot of life experience just from talking to one stranger a day. This has been the case for many years. Greece coined the term koine and that means living in a world constantly engaging with others. Unfortunately, while wearing Google Glass a person is not as likely to participate in the koine type of life and that can potentially have many consequences in the future.
Finally, one pro of google glass is all of the applications that you have the ability to use. Someone wearing google glass has the ability to record their whole life. They will never miss the opportunity to take a picture or video. Google Glass takes "home videos" to a whole new level. All people have to do is tell Google Glass when to record or take a picture and it happens, completely hands free. In this video you will see some of the videos and pictures that people have taken with google glass. I think any photographer would love this technology because you can take pictures from a whole new angle.
Yes, Google Glass has many pros and cons and in this post I only touched on a few. To begin, is it really all that safe for a person to be partaking in everyday activities while wearing Google Glass. Secondly, Google Glass makes it very hard to socialize with others. Finally, Google Glass can be used in a positive way when it comes to the many different applications that are installed. Eventually I think Google Glass will be a very common part of our society. I think that there are many corrections that still need to be made to Google Glass before they are fully integrated into our daily lives.