Saturday Night Live (SNL) targeted during its latest show Google’s wearable computing solution, Google Glass, in a short fake news sketch in which it mocked some of the features of the product.
SNL made fun of several Glass features from the looks of the device when worn on one’s head, to the hyped increased interactivity between Glass users and their peers compared to smartphone owners, to the additional gestures used to control certain aspects of the device, to voice recognition software.
Invited by host Seth Myers, tech correspondent Randall Meeks (actor Fred Armisen) demoes the device and its functions, praising Google Glass and its features, or at least trying to, because everything isn’t going as planned. And yes, hilarity ensues.
The video of the short sketch is available below – YouTube version for international users (poorer quality), while U.S. readers can check the NBC version (better quality) – so we won’t spoil it for you. Suffice to say that the SNL nails some of the arguments you may have heard against Glass since the device arrived in the hands of Explorers.
Google Glass is certainly an interesting product but it’s far from perfect– what gadget is? – or finished, and we definitely expect Google to further improve the device by the time it will become commercially available, which should happen at some point in a year from now according to a recent Eric Schmidt statement. Google’s former CEO also said that talking to Glass can be the “weirdest thing,” and addressed the first questions regarding privacy concerns when using the new product.
In case you want to read more details about how the product is supposed to work, check out our How it Works: Google Glass feature that talks about hardware but also software features.