Source: Techcrunch, Feb 2013
… as far as consumer-facing technology is concerned, Google Glass seems to be of some interest to Backus (along with the entirety of the tech industry). Backus believes that the most valuable asset of Google Glass, and other wearable computing devices, is the amount of data these products can collect. “When you think about that much data, we are going to have to start thinking differently about the way we use this much data, and how we parse through it for the stuff that matters.”
Backus also sees great potential with Google Glass in the education sector. “The courses and the professors at a particular school are much less relevant,” he said. “It’s all about the community.”
The education system, particularly in DC, is changing rapidly from the traditional model to online education products, and Google Glass should help facilitate that.