It’s been rumored for a while, now, that Google was working to introduce a revolutionary piece of technology, smart glasses, which would allow you to stay connected to your world while still being able to see the world around you. Well, they’ve unveiled some of the ideas they’ve come up with and have created a video showing what may soon be possible and very real.
They’re calling it “Project Glass,” and although it’s little more than a prototype tucked away inside Google’s headquarters with Googlers hammering away at it, they’re willing to give us an early look of what they hope to achieve. They’re seeking user feedback on the technology.
It makes sense to gather public opinion before finalizing design considering this is such a primitive concept. They usually invite people to sit in on confidential focus study groups but it looks like they’re trying to gather a pretty big catalog of consumer input.
So what exactly do we have here? They’re playing with ideas like being able to read your appointments while preparing a hot cup of tea, looking out the window and pulling up a quick report of the weather, replying to a Google+ message while eating your lunch and more. Getting live public transportation alerts and then having the glasses help you navigate to the nearest operable station is a very exciting possibility.
While it remains to be seen how long it will take for Google to develop these glasses into a consumer-ready product, and while the possibility of some of these proposed features may still be up in the air, the video provides an exciting look into the future of smart living. Take a look at the video above. [via Google+]
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