Google Glass promises a brazen and routine simultaneity of experience, an ability to interact seamlessly with the here and now without losing rich Web-enabled connectivity -- just as having the radio on never meant you couldn't talk with a friend. That's the good news. Now the rest.
Twelve years into a new millennium, hyper-consumption seems almost a 20th-century fad. The sharing economy, or Collaborative Consumption, is an emerging ecosystem of exchange where people maximize the efficiency of their resources.