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 resemble 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, gives you a glimpse of what wearing these augmented reality glasses might be like. The video shows a man making plans throughout his day, without having to trouble with a hand held device. As he heads to meet a friend the glasses tell him that the subway is suspended then maps out walking directions for him to follow. The video shows that these glasses can act as a personal assistant who stays one step ahead and makes your life run more easily.
An Unobtrusive Technology?
Supposedly Project Glass isn’t designed to bombard users with an unending stream of technology. It’s actually designed to make it easier for them to access the technology they want when they want it. For example, a user may wish to take a picture of his girlfriend standing on a bridge over the Chicago River. As opposed to fumbling around for his camera or smartphone, he just presses a button on his Google glasses to snap the shot.
Another issue that has been brought up is the potential for being bombarded with advertisements. There are a few entertaining spoof videos on YouTube regarding this. Whatever the future of Project Glass may be, one thing is for sure. This technology has a lot of possibilities.