Legendary science fiction author William Gibson tries Glass and is annoyingly interested

Highly regarded as a master of science fiction, William Gibson was at a speaking engagement at the New York Public Library a few days ago.

Gibson is best known for his novel, Neuromancer, written in 1984. Neuromancer is a forward looking, noir type story, akin to other storylines of the time, like the movie Blade Runner. Neuromancer became an underground hit, and the book won Gibson the “triple crown” of honors, the Hugo, the Nebula and the Philip K. Dick awards.

At some point during his appearance in New York, Gibson was given a set of Google Glass (do you really call them a pair?) to try on and check out. Shortly thereafter, Gibson Tweeted, “I also got to try Google Glass, if only for a few seconds. Was faintly annoyed at just how interesting I found the experience.”

That says a lot coming from a man who is known for eschewing cutting edge technology. After he was asked what he thought of how it worked, he noted that the “focal point tech was impressive.”

source: SlashGear

photo credit: Joe Kendall

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4 Comments

1. murad2010

Posts: 12; Member since: Dec 27, 2012

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2. rahulz

Posts: 117; Member since: Feb 25, 2013

google glass seems like an interesting innovation.... Hope they make it look more like an ordinary glass so other people wont think that we are from another planet or something like that.... i am actually very eager to try one.... Good luck google. u really are one of the strong innovating company. keep Up the good work

3. terabyteRouser

Posts: 457; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

what an oxymoron? lol it makes no sense. "faintly annoyed at how interesting i found the experience."

4. Aeires unregistered

I've seen tons and tons of videos about the "car of tomorrow," or "home of tomorrow," or "-fill in blank here- about tomorrow" but nothing has captured it like Google Glasses have. It's a cliche term but they really do look like a game changer that will alter people's view of technology and how it shapes our lives and decision making. Cell phones, wi-fi, 3G/4G have really accelerated how we communicate and share information but this takes it to an extremely new level, we truly are living in the information age now.

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