“SNL” Parodies Google Glass

Now that Google’s Glass Explorer Program is in full effect, the specs can be spotted anywhere with a high concentration of geekery. Naturally, this has spawned more than a few parodies, including a tumblr called “White Men Wearing Google Glass.”

And in a spot-on send-up of the new technology’s awkwardness, Fred Armisen returned to “Saturday Night Live” last night as tech blogger Randall Meeks, who brought his brand-new Glass to Weekend Update to show host Seth Meyers how “discreetly” they can be used in regular conversation. Instead, his attempts to demo Glass’s head gestures and voice commands ended up demonstrating a kind of tech-induced Tourette’s Syndrome.


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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work