‘Director of Moonshots’ Astro Teller on Google Glass’s Failure

Taylor Hatmaker, writing for The Daily Dot:

“I’m amazed by how sensitively people responded to some of the privacy issues,” Teller explains, expressing frustration about the backlash against Glass in public, given the prevalence of mobile video. “When someone walks into a bar wearing Glass… there are video cameras all over that bar recording everything.” If it were around a year ago “they’d be Meerkatting,” Teller joked.

That he was “amazed” by people’s visceral reaction to Glass is all the explanation necessary to explain why Glass failed. It started right at the top.

Wednesday, 18 March 2015