Surgeon Test-Drives Google Glass

The success of Google Glass — and other similar products — will rest on its practical uses. One such use is in the teaching of complicated medical procedures in the operating room. Being able to view patient vital information without having to put down surgical instruments or turn away from the patient on the operating table is a great advantage to a surgeon. And being able to watch the procedure live while sitting in a classroom hundreds or even thousands of miles away will revolutionize how future doctors learn their craft.

Read the article at: Physorg.

My personal feeling is that Glass is the future of PCs. I mean, it was great when I replaced my desktop with a laptop, then the laptop with a netbook, then the netbook with a tablet. Imagine how much neater it will be when the tablet is replaced with Glass. I don’t necessarily want to wear it all day long, but when I do want to get on the Internet or work on the computer, all I’ll need to do is to wear it and type on a wireless keyboard. If all I want to do is browse the Internet, I am not bound to the chair anymore.

In fact, imagine that students can attend classes anywhere — even while playing basketball!

The practical applications of a successful implementation of Glass has far-reaching consequences that go beyond taking snapshots or videos. Glass has the potential of replacing all our communication devices and may be the ultimate convergence of the PC, camera and smart phone.

As for privacy issues, I can see new devices that will be invented to inhibit Glass devices from operating within a certain range, say in a washroom, movie theatre or bar.