Everything spy movies get right (and wrong) about smart glasses #WearableWednesday
There is a lot of art imitating life and vise versa when it comes to sci-fi. But what about spy movies? The Verge goes over some notes that wearables could take from James Bond et al.
As cool as it is on film, I think we all know that’s mostly a convenient storytelling trick — a quick exposition dump that simultaneously conveys that our hero is tech-savvy. In real life, these kinds of smart glasses are chunky, easily foiled by bright ambient lighting, and riddled with wonky UIs. Fiction enables certain artistic liberties with the laws of good gadgetry, but you’d be surprised. For everything spy movies get wrong about smart glasses, there’s a heck of a lot that they get right, too. I went through some recent spy flicks; here’s a look at where they hit the nail on the head — and some areas where real-life smart glasses are still playing catch-up.
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