Google teases the future with Project Glass

Google teases the future with Project GlassGoogle has stolen my vision for the future (I’ll get back to that in a feature, for serious) and announced Project Glass. Ok, it’s not quite as cool as my vision, but it’s a step in the right direction.

Project Glass sees the user don augmented reality glasses in order to interact with, well, pretty much everything.

A YouTube video accompanying the announcement - titled “Project Glass: One day…” - demonstrates potential uses for the glasses (actually, they're more like some sort of futuristic cyber headband), including replying to messages, reading notifications (subway closed, for example) and asking for directions.

A post on Google+ explains: “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.” Putting me back in the what? What are you talking about?

“We’re sharing this information now because we want to start a conversation and learn from your valuable input. So we took a few design photos to show what this technology could look like and created a video to demonstrate what it might enable you to do.”

Google teases the future with Project Glass

The glasses (or whatever the hell they are) have been rumoured for a while now, but it’s unlikely Project Glass will hit shelves this year.

What would you like to see from Project Glass, mes amis? Or does the thought of wandering around with a futuristic headband leave you shuddering?

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19 comments

Treab  Apr. 6, 2012 at 14:47

Jesus... im scared these will become successful... and therefore the new vision of 'cool'

no longer will having the best smartphone be cool... but now you would be in the click without the glasses...

JanSt / MOD  Apr. 6, 2012 at 14:59

While Microshaft annoy and anger me, Google seriously creep me out. Yes, they do.

Pondlife  Apr. 6, 2012 at 15:57

Hmmm personal HUD weird.

BananaMannn  Apr. 6, 2012 at 17:14

I dont understand how this works for people with prescribed glasses.

jmarcelino  Apr. 6, 2012 at 18:41

The alternative UK version of the video is so much funnier and realistic.

matt101101 / MOD  Apr. 7, 2012 at 00:50

The alternative UK version of the video is so much funnier and realistic.
I wish we had a "like" button on Mobot :D.

denv10  Apr. 10, 2012 at 19:39

when are they coming out and how much are they :)

matt101101 / MOD  Apr. 10, 2012 at 19:47

when are they coming out and how much are they :)

Not announced and not announced.

denv10  Apr. 10, 2012 at 20:20

when are they coming out and how much are they :)

Not announced and not announced.


okay thanks :D

denv10  Apr. 15, 2012 at 12:01

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denv10  May. 5, 2012 at 10:42

is there informashon on it

Pondlife  May. 5, 2012 at 13:11

Before mucking about without nonsensical glasses I wish they'd work on a way where you could type a few words into a web page and search for informashon. Oh.
https://www.google.com/search?q=project+glass
Maybe this will help more
http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/17623236
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Project_Glass
According to the wiki the NYT said they will be out by Christmas and for around $250 to $600 an impressively vague price with a seemingly unlikely release date.

denv10  May. 7, 2012 at 09:57

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Pondlife  May. 7, 2012 at 11:48

Reading not a strong point eh?

matt101101 / MOD  May. 7, 2012 at 11:59

when is it coming out and how much is it
There's no point asking this every couple of weeks until at least the beginning of Q4 2012, that's if the project hasn't died a death by then.

matt101101 / MOD  May. 7, 2012 at 12:00

Reading not a strong point eh?
Be polite, please :p.

Treab  May. 7, 2012 at 12:00

Reading not a strong point eh?
Be polite, please :p.


nicer than i was planning to...

Treab  May. 7, 2012 at 12:01

when is it coming out and how much is it

it comes out tomorrow price is 4050202 euro. happy now?

Pondlife  May. 7, 2012 at 12:49

Reading not a strong point eh?
Be polite, please :p.


Well that was all the infomashon I had.

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