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Hilbert added that a number of future applications could conceivably make Google Glass more useful to the business community at large.
"Think about things like the [United Nations] where they have all those translators," he said. "You might be able use it for translation services, or with any type of presentation. It could also work for [business] travelers. If you go to a foreign country where you don't speak the language and you're able to translate through Glass, then that could be pretty compelling."
At the recent Google I/O developers conference, Google Glass "sightings" were common occurrences, with people who invested early in the prototype deciding to make a fashion statement, as opposed to everyone else who was carrying smartphones, tablets and notebooks.
"These are things that are developed largely because tech companies are, in essence, communities of happy and dedicated geeks who like gear for the sake of gear," said Joe Giegerich, managing partner of Gig Werks, a Yonkers, N.Y.-based solution provider. "From a marketing point of view, I think the companies also want to demonstrate that they are futuristic and leading-edge. So I think it has those qualities from a marketing perspective. But personally, I think it would give me a headache."