We have entered the age of on the go computing. But Google wishes to take it a step further. You might have heard of their Project Glass initiative, which many people call Google glasses. These look like futuristic sci-fi glasses, and take being constantly connected to the next level.
A Computer Above Your Eyes
These augmented reality glasses let people speak with friends, share images, take notes and more all without having to use their hands. The actions you would like to take, whether to chat with friends or get directions, all display in front of your eyes.
A Stream of Useful Information
Google glasses are created to work with voice commands. If you are using the glasses, you can call for your city’s public transit schedule. Your Google glasses would then call up your local bus or train schedule. Or maybe you are looking for the new French restaurant in town. You can tell your Google glasses to find it, and when you do, the glasses will provide you with a map and detailed directions.
This video, produced by Google, shows what this may be like. The video highlights one interesting feature about Google Glasses, if something hinders your plans you can change gears without having to be too put out. For instance, the man in the video tries to take the subway and his glasses notify him that the subway has been suspended; they then map out walking directions for him. It’s like having a personal assistant that is one step ahead of you.
An Unobtrusive Technology?
Supposedly Project Glass isn’t designed to bombard users with an unending stream of technology. It’s actually meant to make it easier for them to access the technology they want when they want it. For example, a user may wish to take a picture of his girlfriend standing on a bridge over the Chicago River. Instead of fumbling around for his camera or smartphone, he just presses a button on his Google glasses to click the shot.
Another issue that has been raised is the possibility of being flooded with advertisements. There are several entertaining spoof videos on YouTube concerning this. Whatever the future of Project Glass may be, one thing is for sure. This technology has a lot of potential.