By CAROL ROSENBERG
Google’s newest gadget has gone skydiving, been to the Arc de Triomphe in Paris, sat over the eyes of an artist doing a drawing and joined one naked tech enthusiast in the shower. Doctors at a Connecticut hospital are testing it, a Vegas strip club banned it and I brought it to Guantánamo.
It’s Google Glass, a computer with a camera that you wear like eyeglasses — a once unimaginable technological tool. It lets you glance up and see a news bulletin on its tiny screen or dictate an email. Ask it a question, out loud, and you’ll hear an answer in your ear.
And because it’s so new, on the heads of just 8,000 so-called Explorers, it’s seen as the ultimate status symbol in certain techie circles, drawing curious stares and the occasional giddy giggle of recognition.
A geek grew wide-eyed at the Apple Store's Genius Bar on Lincoln Road and asked to see it. A waitress dashed over when I wore it to dinner at the Khong River House restaurant. As she leaned in for a look, I told it to snap her picture. “OK, Glass: Take a picture.”
And it did.