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Hello Google Glasses, bye bye Siri?

It’s official, Google’s Project Glass is here. This follows months of speculation about the project and what it would entail. In an official statement, the internet giant said:

We think technology should work for you—to be there when you need it and get out of your way when you don’t.

A group of us from Google[x] started Project Glass to build this kind of technology, one that helps you explore and share your world, putting you back in the moment. We’re sharing this information now because we want to start a conversation and learn from your valuable input. So we took a few design photos to show what this technology could look like and created a video to demonstrate what it might enable you to do.

I am glad Google has launched these glasses and I believe it is a direct counter attack to Apple’s Siri. I know that Google’s current voice recognition is not nearly as accurate as Siri, and this is where Project Glass has to catch up and overcome this obstacle.

The New York Times also did a story and it believes the very next step could be contact lenses. I mean just image having a contact lens doing all your daily social browsing, reading, interacting with friends and overall new business tool.

Check out the possibilities of Project Glass:

The video illustrates some of the possible uses for the Google Glasses. A man walks down the street using features such as:

  • In store maps navigation.

  • Instant messaging.
  • Video chatting with his girlfriend.
  • Taking snapshots.
  • Google Maps outdoor navigation.

I know some people are going to sceptical and argue the glasses will keep people from concentrating on their work and other daily chores. I do not believe this to be true, one person the New York Times interviewed had this to say:

“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.”

All I want to know is when and where can I get myself a pair of these super über cool glasses. I believe Google X has outdone themselves this time, thanks guys. Leave some comments below and tell me what you think.

Author | Dewaldt Huysamen

Dewaldt Huysamen
Dewaldt Huysamen is a Google Regional Trainer chosen by Google with over 6 years experience in Inbound & Paid marketing. He specialises in SEO, User Experience Optimisation, Conversion Rate Optimisation, Google AdWords, Advanced Reporting and intense Research and Development. Serving clients that spend between R5000 per month up to... More
  • Cooladvertz

    mind blowing stuff!

  • Wow cool, I enjoyed this!!

  • Yes it is can not wait to get myself a pair. 

  • Yeah really mind blowing.  I like the contact lenses option.


  • MNRosa

    Awesome and I want a pair now but don’t believe that the technology is going to be commercially viable and available for at least another 2 years

  • GuestWho

    This would be amazing but we’re still a long way off from this tech becoming a reality. And the contact lenses option even more so. At the moment they’ve managed to house a single pixel on a contact lens. They’d need to be able to have thousands for it to work the way people imagine it to. I think we’d get there eventually but realistically only in the next 10 years or so. The glasses possibly in about 5. Even then though it’d be glitchy as hell. At the risk of sounding like a troll, I think this is more a publicity thing trying to get the community talking about how innovative google still is. And hats off to them as it’s clearly working. 

  • Gallenjohn

    Fantasy world nonsense and hype. The tech and the possibility of this is years away. Sorry to be a stick in the mud but hey this story is a bit like saying we will all be driving hover cars in the future from the moon to a holiday home in Thailand.

    Four words would make this non-story worth reading – ‘Real world application now’.

  • Um this is already released? Its now not future the release date is already being discussed.

  • Lol you guys clearly do not understand this has been released. Its done nothing more nothing less, only ideas from the public to add more features that’s it.

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