Glimpse The Future Through Google Goggles
Last Updated 09:13 05/04/2012
Google has unveiled augmented reality glasses that display a layer of information over everything the wearer sees through them.
The company’s first venture into wearable computing, dubbed Project Glass, was demonstrated in a video and post written on Google+.
In the promotional video, titled One Day, a man sends messages to his friends, gets directions for his route and a built-in camera takes pictures along the way.
The post says: “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.”
The post also contains some photos of people wearing the new eyewear.
The glasses are wrap-around and feature a small clear display that sits above one eye.
They are not on sale yet but Google employees will be testing prototypes in public.
Reaction on Twitter after the video was posted was largely positive. @stroughtonsmith wrote: “Google’s AR Glasses are a reality; I want one!”
@soldierknowsbest tweeted: “Wow. I want these glasses Google,” and @raeso77 said: “…not sure if this is a wind up but if it’s not it looks cool as. Future looks very interesting.”
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