If you are a tech geek, or if you know a tech geek or if you know someone who knows a tech geek, you’ve probably heard about Google unveiling its latest invention: augmented-reality eyeglasses.
Not for sale, these prototype eyeglasses are essentially a portable and tiny computer that interacts with you and your surroundings. Need to find a bakery nearby? Want to read reviews for the new novel the book club chose? Didn’t get to catch the final score before you left your house? Say it, and it shall appear before your very eyes.
No, seriously. It will appear, literally, before your very eyes.
These Google eyeglasses, known as Project Glass, look like a lost prop from the movie “The Terminator. “Futuristic and sleek, these eyeglasses project images and information on a small, see-through lens. You can effortlessly stream information to and from these Google glasses.
These eyeglasses have a mic and an ear piece, so they can function like a phone and take voice commands. These specs are also armed with a camera that is capable of video chat and picture taking. They can give and receive satellite signal, giving you access to maps and navigation.
Essentially, you can share your life on the spot with these eyeglasses. Want to make a video and share it on the spot? Check into your favorite coffee shop? Video chat with friends and family while waiting for the train? Looking for socks in Macys? Project Glass can do it all!
Google hasn’t put these eyeglasses on the market yet, but that doesn’t mean you may not spot them on the street. Google employees are testing the prototype pair in public.
For a long while, these eyeglasses were a secret project, but it was recently released to the public to “start a conversation and learn valuable input” from consumers. So, if you see someone walking around with eyeglasses that are missing lenses and they happen to be talking to themselves, don’t be frightened.
By looks, these eyeglasses look incredibly futuristic. Designed like a slim pair of wrap around eyeglasses, these Google glasses have all the basic components of traditional eyeglasses minus the actual lens or lens frame. In place of where you’d normally find an eyeglass lens, you find a tiny, clear display that sits just about your line of vision, if you’re looking straight ahead.
Eyeglasses are so cool, even Google wants a piece.
So, how do you see Project Glass?