As a member of the Glass Collective, which looks to fund startups that build apps for Google Glass, venture capital giant Marc Andreessen clearly thinks wearable devices are a growth market. The Andreessen Horowitz co-founder recently shared just how blown away he was the first time he tried Google’s connected eyewear, and he’s banking on the notion that consumers will have the same reaction. “You put it on and you’re like ‘Oh my God, I have the entire internet in my vision. Where have you been all my life?,’ ” Andreessen said during a keynote presentation at the she++ conference, according to TechCrunch. Google Glass is now available to beta testers who were willing to shell out $1,500 for pre-production units, but Glass won’t be available to the general public until 2014.

Zach Epstein has worked in and around ICT for more than a decade, first in marketing and business development with two private telcos, then as a writer and editor covering business news, consumer electronics and telecommunications. Zach’s work has been quoted by countless top news publications. He was also recently named one of the world's top-10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes, as well as one of Inc. Magazine's top-30 Internet of Things experts.