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A factory worker in Jackson, Minn., uses Google Glass on the assembly line. (Courtesy AGCO)
A factory worker in Jackson, Minn., uses Google Glass on the assembly line. (Courtesy AGCO)
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There was a time when Google Glass was deemed the future — one in which people might walk the streets wearing a glass tab over one eye to display information beamed from their smartphones. But after criticism and safety concerns, the idea was killed as a consumer project.

Instead Alphabet, Google's parent company, secretly began marketing the product to be used by factory workers. Here & Now's Lisa Mullins speaks with Steven Levy (@StevenLevy), editor of Backchannel, about the resurrection of Glass.

This segment aired on July 20, 2017.

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