Wearable Technology

There’s a picture in my camera roll of me wearing a pair of Google Glass optics from a hired gig at the Googleplex in Mountain View. Sadly, the search engine glasses didn’t really do anything other than add a little embarrassment to a self-portrait.

But real glasses are the OG of wearable technology. Just ask Ben Franklin.

Glasses don’t have the cache of a jet pack but they do work with no likelihood of failure. Depending on your definition of the words cyborg or bionic, regular glasses might be one or both.

I have so many types and copies of glasses that I almost need a store license. I have two kinds on my desk and dupes of each in my cars and in my camera bag.

Now that I need them, I don’t want to be caught short.

One place that I intentionally leave them behind is at the gym. That’s because there are banks of TV screens with wall to wall newscasts and infomercials.

Not seeing the screens helps keep my my mind clear so that I can relish actual beauty when I see it with my glasses on.

About the author: I am Stephen Kennedy, an experienced photographer with more than 2500 completed sessions in all 50 US states.

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