Google 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.”
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?