Google Reveals 'Augmented Reality Glasses'

Posted on Apr 12th 2012

Google have recently revealed “Project Glass,” augmented reality glasses which will allow wearers to access the web on a screen no bigger than a postage stamp attached to a pair of specs. 

The futuristic eyewear design utilises voice controlled technology and is the latest creation of the secretive Google X ideas lab. Modeled on an ordinary pair of eyeglasses, the current prototype features a horizontal frame that lies across the user’s nose and a heads up display in place of lenses. A video released by Google demonstrated how wearers will be able to use the glasses to snap photos, check emails, access GPS directions and even start video chats with friends. 

A spokesperson said: "We think technology should work for you - to be there when you need it and get out of your way when you don’t.” 

Travel alerts will reach you in the blink of an eye. Picture: GoogleTravel alerts will reach you in the blink of an eye. Picture: Google

Your friends don't need to be in front of you for you to see and talk to them. Picture: GoogleYour friends don't need to be in front of you for you to see and talk to them. Picture: Google

Don't get lost just check the map on your glasses. Picture: GoogleDon't get lost just check the map on your glasses. Picture: GoogleDon't get lost just check the map on your glasses. Picture: Google

In a Google Plus post, engineers invited consumers to share their thoughts and ideas on the new enterprise and opinion appears to be divided.  

 

What are your thoughts on Project Glass: the future of mobile computing or one surreal step too far towards science fiction?

Maybe your resort could hire out the glasses for your guests to use whilst on holiday?

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