This post was originally featured on the Pristine blog.
I recently wrote that there aren't any killer consumer apps for Glass that will drive adoption. Yes, there're Glass apps for hobbies, but those won't drive mainstream adoption by 25% or 50% of the population.
But Glass will change how a lot of people do their jobs. To understand that, let's consider the marginal value of Google Glass:
1) hands free
2) heads up display
3) friction free
4) first person camera
Glass is particularly suited to help individuals who have the following job description: folks running around all day using their hands who need to access and share information. All of the following job functions match that job description:
security / surveillance / police
on site technicians / engineers
For people who have that job description, Glass solves problems that are present for 8+ hours / employee / day. That means that in these scenarios, Glass has the opportunity to create enormous amounts of value.
The killer apps for Glass will be for the enterprise.