Will Google Glass Usher In The Next Generation Of Cloud Computing?

Will Google Glass Usher In The Next Generation Of Cloud Computing?

Will Google Glass Usher in the Next Generation of Cloud Computing?

Ushering in the next generation of anything usually requires there to have been a generation beforehand. Take TVs, for example. 4K, or Ultra HD soon to be lambasting our households for sickeningly affordable prices, is the next generation of high definition television. HD came along just a handful of years ago, and is now about to be made utterly obsolete by something the same, but marginally better. Still if you think that’s a short period of time, the first generation of the cloud hasn’t truly sank in yet, and we’re all talking about what’s next. For that, though we could partially blame incomprehensible, all-powerful internet search giant Google. And so we will!

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Inarguably Magical

So why exactly are we wildly brandishing the giant red finger of blame at Google and crying murderer in hysterical voices? Well, we’re not, because that wouldn’t be correct, nor would it be considered sane. We are however blaming them for the fast acceleration of cloud usage, and that’s because of their latest, greatest, life-affirming, vision-augmenting, brain-replacing Google Glass! If you’ve not heard about Google Glass yet, then we offer our deepest condolences regarding your current cave-dwelling situation. Glass is the inventively titled pair of Augmented Reality glasses currently available to developers and set for a consumer release sometime next year. Their functionality is so brain meltingly futuristic it’d make Morpheus bite his lip with indescribable glee. Essentially, they unobtrusively overlay what you see with information, or an arrow, or pictures of your inanely grinning friends. Looking for directions? Ask Glass and it will tell you where to go street by street. Need to do some quick maths? Glass will display the answers to the questions you ask it out loud before your very eyes. It’s inarguably magical.

Whilst the glasses themselves have a decent amount of inbuilt storage (16GB) they’re going to rely pretty heavily on the cloud to capture, push and sync all your data. Your endless, unstoppable data. Glass needs data to move seamlessly. It needs to be able to travel it between devices with a confluent, steady current. Couple this with the fact that Glass will create much more data than its smartphone counterparts, with everyone utilizing it to instantly share video content, to voice and video chat with their Google+ circles, to listen to the headlines, to read directions, and it’s no exaggeration to claim it’ll be an explosion of Big Data unlike anything we’ve seen before.

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Meaning Business

This initially seems like an incomparably beautiful thing at the consumer level, but what about in the workplace? We know how fervently businesses need to be able to communicate effectively, voice, data, video and all. If Glass really provides this transparent, unified system for cloud-based computing, could this have an effect on the way we run our companies? Could future Glass apps help SME’s and start up businesses communicate more effectively and efficiently?

Scoble’s About

Robert Scoble, tech blogger, author and general Man about the Internet, certainly seems to think so. ‘I see Glass as part of a contextual system, one that uses an Internet of Things, but also brings data from your own businesses in along with big data computation that will find new patterns to display on our glass.’ He’s talking about the sheer weight of data that is going to go up into the cloud, but then what that could mean once a system that can truly handle that weight is implemented, and what professionals will be able to do with the power of Glass. Essentially, the ever-increasing pace of the business world will eat up something that exemplifies efficiency and makes the sending and receiving of data more fluidly. Su and this really will require a new level of stability in the cloud.

Scoble himself is so pleased with his new Google Glass he took it, rather bravely, into the shower. Still, evangelical tech enthusiasts who stand to gain from the success of Glass aside; wearable technology has the power to change everything, again. Smartphones gave us access to heaps of power and communicative effectiveness whilst out and about, Glass and wearable tech will deliver all this with a new level of convenience and aptitude, a new way to instantly extract or record and send the data we need.

Will Google Glass usher in the next generation of cloud computing? It won’t get far if it doesn’t.

By Rob Vicars

This article was written by Rob Vicars of Giacom

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