Darin Carter: Will Google Glasses change our lives?
11:10 PM, Jun 28, 2013
BOCA RATON, Fla. - Darin Carter is showing off his new glasses.
And his new computer.
They're one in the same.
"People call me I Robot and Cyborg," he said.
For a week now, he's been giving his glasses instructions with his hands, talking to them, and enjoying a screen that's smaller than a dime and positioned above his right eye.
Forget handheld computers, this is eye-worn.
"I can get my email notifications as I'm walking around the office as I'm doing other things. I can also get Twitter updates, Facebook updates," said Carter.
The advertising executive at BMI Elite in Boca Raton was chosen to be one of eight thousand Google Glass pilot users after he sent a Tweet to them explaining why he should be.
"I think it'll end up changing our lifestyles, changing the way we interact with each other, and just changing the gesture. Instead of this, it will be that," said Carter.
Carter has found that one of the most powerful things about Google Glass is the ability to press a button, and then let the world see what you're seeing, almost as you're seeing it. Everything can be uploaded to the Internet right away.
For now, he's only wearing them a few hours a day because of strain he feels on his eyes. But the new way he surfs the web and stays connected has never felt smaller, or bigger.
"So far it's tough to get used to, it's definitely a game-changer," said Carter.
Carter had to buy the glasses for fifteen hundred dollars.
Part of the deal with Google is that he has to blog about them for a year.