The Forrester study's just never stop!
The most recent report by the market researcher (Forrester Research) claims that Google Glass could be the next big thing - reaching comparative popularity to the iPhone.
21.6 million U.S. online consumers, or 12 percent of the population, are willing to wear augmented reality eyeglasses if they come from a trusted brand. Forrester's report is based on surveys with more than 4,600 U.S. adults in April. "Not since Apple's iPhone debuted in 2007 has a computing device attracted as much attention as Google Glass," Forrester analyst Sarah Rotman Epps writes in the report. "We have no doubt that in time, Glass will be the next iPhone."
The issue of Glass is polarizing. Many journalists have called it an intrusive product. The idea that the device could be recording without you knowing is a little eerie. Yet, one has to beg the question, is this any different from the smartphone? It's definitely not the first head mounted camera.
In a recent interview with Noam Chomsky, he said we are moving into an Orwellian world - one where we are connected to the internet constantly, and everything around us is being recorded.
Based on the huge concern surround Google Glass, it's hard to see it as a mainstream product. Also, keep in mind that Forrester Research just released a study which claimed quite the opposite - that Apple's bet on the wrist (with an iWatch) might very well be a better bet.
For more information check out CNET's full article in the source below.