Project GlassPosted: April 9, 2012
This week, Google released the vision of their most recent project, Project Glass. In short, Project Glass is like bringing your smartphone to your direct field of vision. It can also be explained as a virtual reality. It is controlled by the sound of your voice much like Siri on the iPhone.
Project Glass will be a pair of glasses that will have special technology to not only bring data reception to them, but have the technology to view what you would be able to see on a phone screen, on the lens right in front of your eyes.
By Amanda Tyler
Features of this project will include voice-to-text messaging, a camera, GPS location and mapping, a calendar, reminders, and much much more. The team behind this project wants a technology that can be reached at your fingertips, whenever you want it, but also something that can be hidden, when you don’t. Babak Parviz, Steve Lee, and Sebastian Thrun, three employees from Google, working on this project wrote, “We think technology should work for you — to be there when you need it and get out of your way when you don’t. We’re sharing this information now because we want to start a conversation and learn from your valuable input.”
Although Google has a long way to go with this Project, they wanted to release their ideas to get consumer feedback on how to make this product even better than planned. To see the vision that Google has so far, view this video to understand how you could use Project Glass in your everyday life.
What are your thoughts? Do you think this is something that people could use on a day to day basis? How could Google make this idea better? Feel free to share your thoughts.