Will Wearable Computing Be the Big Trend of 2013?

Episode 941 (04:21)

Google Project Glass

With Google's Project Glass, Apple's iGlass and Microsoft's Project Durango, will wearable computing be the next big trend in 2013? Leo says maybe not. At this stage, glasses based computers look very dorky. Leo says that Google Now is getting everyone used to being connected all the time with what's around them. Google Now automatically calculates your commute with traffic and lets you know ahead of time how long it will take. That's a nice, little wedge into getting people used to not having any privacy at all. A little creepy, but also a little cool.

Leo says that Google doesn't scare him, and isn't worried that Google's spying on him. It's only a computer algorithm and not a human or government.

Photo: "Google Glass detail" by Antonio Zugaldia - http://www.flickr.com/photos/azugaldia/7457645618. Licensed under CC BY 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons.