Google's Futuristic Glasses.. The Future is Here?

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I don't think I could bring myself to wear this :lol:... but it's pretty awesome ! I also love Google and my Nexus S but wouldn't they know too much about you with these glasses on? (like where you go and what you do)
I put this thread in general because it's not just tech but this is really a life changing thing!




[video=youtube;9c6W4CCU9M4]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9c6W4CCU9M4[/video]

FULL Story: http://www.theverge.com/2012/4/4/29...glass-augmented-reality-glasses-begin-testing

A long-rumored Google project, the Project Glass augmented reality glasses were unveiled today by Google on a new Google+ page. The project is specifically from Google X, the company's "secret lab" focused on long-term projects. These early videos and images show an augmented reality concept that's deeply integrated with all of Google's services, with voice commands, video chat, location check-ins, maps (outside and in-store), and much more. The New York Times's Nick Bilton writes that the prototype glasses that Google showed off look like a "pair of wrap-around glasses with a clear display that sits above the eye." With the glasses set on the bridge of your nose via small pads, a clean Google UI is then integrated directly over your vision. Bilton says there are "dozens" of models, including variations that can "sit over a person's normal eyeglasses."


The wrap-around glasses are early prototypes, and the Google+ page notes that these are possible designs that show what the interface and design could look like, and the video demonstrates "what it might enable you to do." The detailed demo video shows off a first-person view of an augmented day in the life of a New Yorker moving through the East Village, ending with a rooftop sunset video chat. Overlaid on the narrator's vision are weather stats, text messages, map directions, subway alerts, calendar reminders, and — of course — Google+ integration. The design elements seen in the video take some of the UI ideas seen in the company's recent ecosystem-wide redesigns,
It seems the glasses have moved past the concept phase, though. Speaking to Bilton, someone who has used the glasses said, "They let technology get out of your way. If I want to take a picture I don’t have to reach into my pocket and take out my phone; I just press a button at the top of the glasses and that’s it." In late February, Nick Bilton reported that "Google employees familiar with the project" confirmed the glasses would be available to the public for around $250 to $600 dollars by the end of 2012. At Wired, Steven Levy says that Project Glass "is very far from public beta," and that an end of year product launch is "extremely unlikely."
 
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Dave-The-Rave

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I'm not one of those people who is scared of the information Google has on us...so I find this incredibly awesome.

The one downside is you would look a bit stupid wearing the thing, they need to adapt the technology somehow.
 

Nitey

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Not worried about the info too. I can't imagine it being all that different than walking around with your smartphone with GPS enabled

It actually looks pretty cool, sign me up!
 

Itachi

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[QUOTE="mooninites, post: 5804592]Like the idea, not crazy about how it looks.[/QUOTE]

This is always the case with augmented reality glasses/helmets
 

podsaurus

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[QUOTE="Lethal_NFS, post: 5804616]Vehicle crashes will shoot up 200% because of these.[/QUOTE]

Probably.

I think I'll wait for Adam Jensen-esque eye augs, then we'll talk.
 

Admartian

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[QUOTE="bash, post: 5804702]It'll probably turn off while driving or something.[/QUOTE]

Or it could probably and more likely, potentially aid in driving by adding countour (if needed) lines, distance to nearest intersections etc, and can sync with some cars ability to warn you of other oncoming cars/traffic (if about to have a fender bender or a possible incoming drunk driver/douch boy racer running a red and t-boning you).

Like I said, if this was Apple, this would be praised blindly.

No denying that.
 
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The idea is cool but i don't want to watch ads on my glasses / while watching ads on my tv / while receiving ads on my phone etc. etc.
Make it adfree and this could really be revolutionary, finally something to do during those boring meetings :snicker
 

Xelios

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[QUOTE="podsaurus, post: 5804692]Probably.

I think I'll wait for Adam Jensen-esque eye augs, then we'll talk.[/QUOTE]
Those were the shit. Instant sunglasses.