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Why it’s important to ENB readers: Google Glass be used to feed real-time information on water, energy, and chemical use (or pollution prevention options) to workers on the line, which could make it easier for them to make small adjustments that improve efficiency and environmental performance.
Don’t call Heather Erickson a glasshole.
Yes, that’s Google Glass on her frames. But she’s not using it to check her Facebook, dictate messages, or capture a no-hands video while riding a roller coaster. Erickson is a 30-year-old factory worker in rural Jackson, Minnesota. For her, Glass is not a hip way to hang apps in front of her eyeballs, but a tool—as much a tool as her power wrenches. It walks her through her shifts at Station 50 on the factory floor, where she builds motors for tractors.