On Wednesday, Google gave people a clearer picture of its secret initiative called Project Glass. The glasses are the company’s first venture into wearable computing.
The glasses are not yet for sale. Google will, however, be testing them in public.
The prototype version Google showed off on Wednesday looked like a very polished and well-designed pair of wrap-around glasses with a clear display that sits above the eye. The glasses can stream information to the lenses and allow the wearer to send and receive messages through voice commands. There is also a built-in camera to record video and take pictures.
One person who’s used the glasses told the New York Times that “they let technology get out of your way. If I want to take a picture I don’t have to reach into my pocket and take out my phone; I just press a button at the top of the glasses and that’s it.” Praise Jesus for this, because having to reach into my pocket to pull something out is SO. DAMN. TAXING.
Anyway, here’s the video demo I watched that inspired me to feel a wee bit freaked…
Project Glass contact lenses surely can’t be far behind. Pretty soon we’ll all be like cyborgs straight out of 80s/90s action movies.
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