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Google Glass Hoopla Highlights the Revolution of Mobile Technologies

I was in the audience and was amazed along with thousands of others at the Google I/O conference in San Francisco June 27, 2012 when Google Co-Founder Sergey Brin interrupted a keynote speech to call attention via live video to skydivers descending to the event wearing strange-looking glasses which actually broadcast their own video feed.

That was the beginning of the hoopla around Google Glass, which everybody now knows as the piece of computing hardware that wraps around the face, and can take pictures and record and share videos, show text messages, and allow voice responses, and who knows what else.

The buzz has grown so intense around Google Glass that another company known for its creativity when it comes to consumer devices, Apple, has seen fit to respond.

"I don't know a lot of people that wear them (glasses) that don't have to," Apple CEO Tim Cook said Tuesday at the D1 conference in San Francisco.

Cook’s pique is somewhat understandable considering Apple is rumored to be interested in developing its own wearable computing technology, including a “smart watch.”

One thing’s for certain in these fantastic developments: new technologies based on serving consumers’ mobile needs and wishes are transforming the way we live and work.

ShoreTel recognizes and has embraces this trend.

With ShoreTel Mobility for Apple’s iPad and iPhone, and with ShoreTel Dock, the company is keeping pace with the BYOD (bring your own device) trend by making it easier for workers to collaborate and be more productive with the devices they love.

A question: will there be a “bring your own glasses” trend (BYOG)?