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.
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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.