Google glasses will be available next year for about $1,500. I’ve taken the virtual tour, and I’ve decided my everyday reality is so boring that no augmentation is going to help it.
I do, however, love the idea of popping on the glasses and giving a constant stream of voice commands that are linked to the Internet. I’ve been carrying a “Google notebook” for years; I jot down everything I want to Goggle when I get home to my computer.
With Google glasses I can get rid of the notebook and get all of my questions answered immediately. Because I shouldn’t have to wait to find out the difference between a dwarf and a midget, or if it is really possible to remove skin tags with duct tape.
I’ve sometimes been too scared to read some parts of Stephen King’s books. I was surprised to see him admit in this interview with Andes Dubus, III that there have been two times when he was almost too damn scared to write some of those parts.
The video is more than an hour long, and I encourage you to watch it all, but I won’t keep you in suspense. King admitted that he scared himself towards the end of Pet Sematary and again when he was writing one particular passage in The Shining. “I knew he was going to go up to Room 217, and I knew what he was going to find there….” I don’t know about you, but I remember that part very well; it made the hair stand up on the back of my neck.
He was also asked where his characters went at night when he was trying to sleep. King answered, “I don’t have nightmares. I pass all that along to you readers.”
Note: If you want to skip the introductions, start the video at 6 minutes 15 seconds.