Much like any piece of technology reminiscent of something seen in a retro edition of Star Trek, the Google Glass raises an eyebrow of apprehension — a gimmicky looking device that instantly abolishes any notion of style before seeking out its function. Once explored however, the Google Glass — an eyeglass hailed as the next era of computing — may actually change the way we interact. Now in its early prototype stages, the wearable computer is being put to the test after only 18 months of product experimentation and around three years in concept. Explored first hand by theverge.com’s Joshua Topolsky, the Google Glass clearly paves a way for users to connect with each other and technology like never before, and in a hands-free, easy-to-communicate manner — another step closer to the future depicted by bygone science fiction scenes. Watch the above video to fully explore the first ever look at the Google Glass.