Anyone remember Virtual Boy? You know, that innovative 3D game technology that turned out to just be a Game Boy on a stick? Do yourself a favor and YouTube a few vintage ads for that. Now go check out Google Glass's promotional video and see if you get that same novelty vibe. Be honest.
But look, we're not going so far out on a limb to say that Google Glass is the next Virtual Boy because, well ... we all still want one. Also, they already did it for us. Just watch the video, which, like the Virtual Boy ads, simply can't manage to downplay its own faults. It's as clear as ... something clear ...
5It's a New Way to Be Completely Distracted
That's right -- through the awesome power of modern innovation, Google Glass is offering a whole new way to slam into a taxicab door while riding a moped.
Natural selection has never been so expensive!
Throughout the entire "How it feels (through Glass)" ad we see a potpourri of people doing shit like flipping around on a trapeze, performing at a ballet, skiing, figure skating, handling large reptiles, riding a horse, fire juggling, and fucking flying a plane -- you know, all the stuff you really shouldn't be on your phone for.