We have entered the age of on the go computing. But Google wants to take it a step further. You might have heard of their Project Glass initiative, which many people call Google glasses. These look like futuristic sci-fi glasses, and take being constantly connected to the next level.
A Computer Above Your Eyes
The famed Google augmented reality glasses allow users to read email messages, access online maps, take pictures, record video, and video chat with friends and family members – all without the use of their hands.
A Stream of Useful Information
These Google glasses are activated using voice commands. Simply by speaking out loud, “where is the nearest bus stop” the glasses will access a map and lead you to your destination.
This video, produced by Google, shows what this may be like. The video highlights one fascinating feature about Google Glasses, if something hinders your plans you can change gears without having to be too put out. For instance, the man in the video attempts to take the subway and his glasses inform him that the subway has been suspended; they then map out walking directions for him. It’s like having a personal assistant that is one step ahead of you.
An Unobtrusive Technology?
There has been some discussion as to weather the information shown will be so vast that it may restrict a person’s sight. Google claims that the only data that is to be projected into a user’s field of vision is information they have requested and they assert that this will help more then hinder. For example, if someone wishes to text a friend they only have to speak it, instead of find their device and type.
Another worry many people have is that Project Glass could be used as an advertising platform; pulling up ads for companies that are related to the one you are physically in. You can search on YouTube for Project Glass parodies and see some fairly humorous ones. But whatever you think the future of Project Glass is, this technology has opened a world of possibilities.
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