Apple started it, and there are genuine and phony Apple Stores from here to well, China. MS has them in many cities. Even Samsung has one in London.
Now, according to Seth Weintraub at 9to5Google, a high level source at Google has leaked that there will be Google Stores open for 2013’s holidays in major cities. There are now Google kiosks at retailers now to explain and demonstrate its products but actual sales are done by the chains themselves in the US and Britain.
So, what will they sell? Chromebooks and everything their online Nexus stores probably.
Google Glass (reported here and here) as well, likely.
There are probably many great ways to use them (think collaborating at work), but people will inevitably use them while driving or crossing streets. Maybe even while flying planes. Probably with the best of motives. Think “The staircase to hell…”.
Well, I still think it’s probably an inevitable (and undoubtedly expensive) way to cull the herd, but hey.
Just remember, states have laws about distracted driving and street crossing.
No one can “multitask”. No one.