A technology, profound, previews dystopic humanity
Augmentation, extension, lensless optics you blink through
Winking gestures, #hashtagged pictures, an earpiece you talk to
It gives you directions, sends you tweets, you’ll hangout!
Wifi and bluetooth, “PEACOCK!” its users all shout
“Don’t diss the tech, man,” the fanbois decree
You’ve nothing to fear…except privacy
They’re a curious bunch, these intrepid explorers
While last week’s cool toys now lay dusty and choreless
Want lunch? Movie review? Need directions? A clue?
You needn’t ask, they’ll just Glass it for you.
They look down when they speak and up when they Glass
Don’t take offense, they’re not being an ass
There’s two planes of existence, “outside Glass” and thus “through”
They live on one side, on the other, there’s you
The worldwide web at you pupil-tips, it sounds quite the perk
Til you end up all cross-eyed, like Steve Martin’s “The Jerk”
We’ve already got Aspies, the socially inept
Now? GlassPorn…pics of those with whom they’ve slept
They’ll be segregated seating; “Glass OK” and “No Glass”
The have’s and the have-not’s, it’s gonna be crass
You’ll pull out a smart phone, look like a T-Rex
While a Glasshole whispers snidely “Bet he still codes in hex!”
Those who hold out will proudly boast with retort:
“Hey man, I’m not tethered, this ain’t Minority Report!”
“OK Glass” is a statement, a command, so stop hating.
To some it’s a class thing, a tech thing, to some it’s berating
If your perspective is at just one end of the spectrum,
the schism of your prism could have you kicked in the rectum
At the end of the day, it’s a magnificent tool
some think it obtuse, some think it quite cool
For me and my smartphone with my old school connection
I feel no need for this UX inflection
I have some serious things I’ll say about this after being accosted for my opinions — which I actually researched by having Adrian let me use his Glass.
I’ll talk about that soon.
Oh, and if you haven’t seen these:
…you really ought to