Is wearing Google Glass to propose insane? Watch this and decide

To celebrate Valentine's weekend, Google releases a video of Explorers proposing to their loved ones. It's very something, but very what?

Memorable? For the right reasons? Google/YouTube Screenshot by Chris Matyszczyk/CNET

Proposing marriage to your significant life-partner -- or even to Olga, the snake-charmer you met in a bar last week -- ought to be memorable.

You never know how many times in life you'll get to suggest marriage, while down on one knee, so it's worth preserving in your mind.

Should you enhance that need for preservation, though, by wearing glasses that make you look like an institutionalized escapee?

In order to celebrate Valentine's weekend -- yes, the one in which many couples choose to break up -- Google released a video that may live long in many craniums.

For here are several Google Glass Explorers, the first responders to Google's great wearable tech accident, proposing marriage to their loved ones.

The movie opens with a couple who, for reasons that I couldn't begin to imagine, are both wearing Google's glasses.

He's about to propose, but she wants him to wait. No, not for six months or until she finds someone less silly. She needs time to turn the video camera on her Glass to "on."

At least that could be one interpretation, as she holds her finger up to her Glass, begging her man: "Please don't."

Depending on your perspective on love, technology and marriage, these little vignettes either show how Google Glass makes the wonder of a proposal last a lifetime or turns it into a stilted encounter that will last a lifetime.

In years to come, should Google Glass become the societal norm, people will look at this video and see these proposers as true pioneers.

On the other hand, should Glass fall by the wayside of fashion, uselessness or even headaches, these proposals will seem like Segway-based affairs circa 2002.

 

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