From the moon to your face: one rocket scientist’s thoughts on Glass

I picked up my Glass on Thursday, and as I was taking the train back to my parents’ house in Boston I noticed the Moon out the window, reports. Being a space geek it struck me that 44 years ago the Apollo 11 crew was midway in their journey from the Earth to the Moon using computers that run like a snail compared to Google Glass (The Apollo Guidance Computer ran at 1.024 MHz). The Apollo computers were primitive by today’s standards and yet we got to the surface of the Moon and back safely six times. Now as I wear my Glass for the past 48 hours I marvel at how far we have come. Gone are the days of imputing nouns and verbs on a keyboard, now we have voice, swipe and tap…

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