New Google Glass how-to video shows off functionality, integration of Google+

googleglasshowtoGoogle’s geeky googles are only available to a few early adopters and developers, but that isn’t stopping the company from showing the rest of us how to use Glass.

Google is out with a new Google Glass 101 video today explaining the basic functions of the spectacles, which won’t go on sale until at least early 2014.

The video only lasts about a minute, but shows how to use the touchpad, which runs from the temple to the ear, to scroll through messages or other information and share it with friends via Google+. It doesn’t, however, go into the more specific uses of Glass or address the voice recognition aspects.

On an earnings call last week, Google CEO Larry Page went as far to say that Glass gives him the chills because he’s so excited about the potential of it. And just the other day, Robert Scoble said that Glass changed his life and that he “will never live a day without it on.”

googleglassesThe company’s high-tech spectacles have also sparked privacy debates. Here in Seattle, the 5 Point Cafe became one of the first establishments to declare a ban on Google Glasses to prevent its patrons from being recorded, even though the 5 Point has its own surveillance cameras.

“Ass kickings will be encouraged for violators,” it warned.

GeekWire columnist Monica Guzman responded and wrote about why that ban may not be needed after all.

What do you think? Can’t wait to get your hands on Glass? Or are you concerned about the privacy issues it raises?

Previously on GeekWire: Security cameras helped catch Boston Marathon bombers; what’s your take on public surveillance?