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Google Glass won’t save humanity – but could show us a larger richer world

Two visions of our technological future are battling it out this week. Google has released a promotional video celebrating the potential of its astonishing, voice-activated heads-up display Google Glass, complete with acrobats on video chat in mid-air. Meanwhile, the new series of Charlie Brooker’s TV show Black Mirror continues with a bleak satire, White Bear, that shows a world where constant use of videophones serves to distance and brutalise, rather than bring us closer together. Continue reading

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