OK all of you folks who have Google Glass and make up a new class of cool kids. Your time being unique may be short lived.
Variety has reported that Google’s investment in Himax Displays indicates that there are big plans for Glass sales
Google has taken a stake in Himax Display, which produces microdisplays for head-mounted devices including Google Glass — indicating the Internet giant expects to ramp up production to more than 2 million units per year, according one Wall Street analyst.
The Google investment in Himax Display “signifies that Google intends to prepare for more than 2 million units of annual Glass production,” and that the company’s previous 2 million limit ”was not viewed as sufficient to Google,” Mark Gomes of PoisedtoTriple Research wrote in a blog post. He suggested the Taiwan-based manufacturer is boosting production capacity to 7 million LCOS microdisplays annually.
That’s a lot of Glass for sure.
Should we now expect 7 million times the coverage of concerns over privacy and all the other silliness that seems to follow Glass? Personally, I am not ready for it but that doesn’t matter because it’s going to happen.
What’s your take on this range of 2 – 7 million sets of Google Glass being produced annually? Good thing? Bad thing? Nothing?