A more better title for this submission would be "Why Smart Glasses Might Not Make You Smarter: A Q&A with Steve Mann"
The article references Google Glass by Mann's concern that a device which fully replaces the user's vision can cause confusion if the camera is offset from the user's eye. Google Glass doesn't replace the user's view of the world, so I doubt it would exhibit the negative behaviors he discusses.
While we're at it, it also looks like Steve Mann's wikipedia page is written almost entirely by Steve Mann.
80 character limit means you need to trim 14 (15?) characters.
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Another thing I did was create glasses that allowed me
to see in different spectral bands. I could see where
people had recently walked because the ground was still warm.
It doesn't seem inappropriate to consider this "linkbait"
I would be more concerned about the other ways I might "get use to" this sort of augmentation. Ignoring all the optic advantages/disadvantages, what sort of information might I start using this sort of device for, and how crippled might I feel as soon as I no longer have the device on? Having my phone battery run dead while I'm out in public is bad enough, and I only look at that a couple of times an hour.
I seems like the more personal that computing gets, the more direct physiological impact it can have, especially on the brain and the eyes but also the hands/muscular-skeletal system.
The saving grace of phones and tablets might be that people use them intermittently - a tablet isn't something people really work on. And certainly, working on an "ordinary" computer has an impact on people's "mind-body processes".
So glasses do seem like they could windup with huge unexpected impacts as per the article (well, unexpected unless people test very carefully as they go along).
The problem is that anything that a consumer product company sells is going to have to have the "just put it on and go" property. How you reconcile that will something that has the potential to rewire the brain's "low level" perception routines will, uh, interesting to see. This is especially in "light" of how people will like expect to wear their glasses all the time.