Paperless Forms on Google Glass Anyone?
In case you've been living under a rock for the past year and a half, Google is set to unveil an amazing new piece of hardware that could revolutionize the way we interact with one another and conduct our everyday business. This much talked about device, set to be unveiled later this year at a price tag of $1500 is known as Google Glass. It's a little pricey, but could you imagine the value of having your forms filled out for you while you interact and communicate directly with your customers? We can!
Speaking at the TED conference today in Long Beach, California, Google co-founder, Sergey Brin, discussed with the audience what bothers him most about our obsession with smartphones. For now, we get information by disconnecting from other people, looking down into our smartphone. Brin asks, "Is this the way you're meant to interact with other people?"
Thanks to Brin and the folks at Google, in the future connecting with people and customers might not require walking around hunched over, looking down, rubbing a piece of glass. Imagine, the very forms you are completing on your mobile devices today could be completing themselves while you communicate directly with your customers, maintaining eye contact! And when your interaction is complete you just say, "Gooooooooooooooooooo Canvas!"
You see, Brin believes that the ideal search technology would present information before a person has to ask for it, a problem he has spent the last 15 years trying to solve. "This is the first form factor that can deliver that vision," says Brin.
During the last two years Google has been working to perfect the look and feel of the device, making it more attractive and comfortable to wear. The original vision was "like a cell phone strapped to your head," he said. It's certainly come a long way. The folks at Google have put together an exciting video showcasing the many wonders that Google Glass offers. Take a peak and judge for yourself how it feels.
Naturally, we here at Canvas couldn't help but wonder how we might one day use the device to complete forms. We certainly can't wait to get our hands on one!
But we're curious: How would you use Google Glass with Canvas if it were available today? Do you think it would help improve your interaction with customers? Can you think of any innovative features that this technology would make possible? We'd love to hear your feedback!