Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Google Creates Augmented-Reality Glasses = Cool

This is technology going to the next level. Seriously.
If you venture into a coffee shop in the coming months and see someone with a pair of futuristic glasses that look like a prop from “Star Trek,” don’t worry. It’s probably just a Google employee testing the company’s new augmented-reality glasses.

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.

In a post shared on Google Plus, employees in the company laboratory known as Google X, including Babak Parviz, Steve Lee and Sebastian Thrun, asked people for input about the prototype of Project Glass. Mr. Lee, a Google product manager and originally worked on Google mapping software Latitude, mobile maps and indoor maps, is responsible for the software component and the location-based aspects of the glasses.

This is one of several projects being worked on secretively at GoogleX.

What do you think of this new tech?

1 comment:

Brandon Vogt said...

My first thought is....those are some ugly looking glasses. :)

Seriously, how many people would wear these throughout the day?