Am I the only one that doesn't find Google Glass the least bit interesting? Why all the hype about it?
I'm totally with you. Very "meh" concept to me.
I think if anyone other than Google was working on this, you would hear way less about it.
Well here's the thing...
Transparent "paddle" displays like this has been around for several years, but they have historically been bulky and very expensive, which has ruled out their use in consumer-oriented products. Google seems to be homing in on the size/resolution/cost sweet spot to make this type of "augmented reality" display accessible to the masses.
I suspect it is one of those technologies which will explode once it reaches critical mass and more developers start creating apps that take advantage of it.
Microsoft is also hedging their bets by working on their own version of it. This does not surprise me; if I was them I'd be deathly afraid of being late to the party (again) if it does take off...