Google Glass Assisted Dating

AP Photo / Jeff Chiu

AP Photo / Jeff Chiu

In a fascinating article Esquire writer A.J. Jacobs tries out different things that you’re not supposed to do with Google Glass. This includes getting live assistance in Texas Holdem poker via Glass and watching YouTube videos while taking his kids to a museum.

From the comfort of his home, Jacobs assists his Glass-wearing friend to pick up women from a bar. Seeing live feed from his friend’s point of view, he suggests pick-up lines, acts as a remote wingman, and googles for details about the women. Of course things don’t go quite as planned and the article is both funny and creepy at the same time:

“The night did make clear that Glass could have a profound impact on dating. Imagine when hackers start releasing facial-recognition software against Google’s will: We might scan the room and figure out who is married, whose company just had an IPO, who got busted for shoplifting when they were nineteen. Imagine being able to come up with retorts worthy of Oscar Wilde because they were¬†written by¬†Oscar Wilde.”

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