Google takes the wraps off their glasses project, called Project Glass (video)

Posted on Apr 4 2012 - 12:55pm by Mike Wewerka

So Google finally unveiled their glasses project, now officially called, Project Glass. Oddly enough, there seem to be no “glass” at all, unless you count the small piece over the right eye. Google’s team created a new page on Google+, where they shared some information on the concept as well as a video (below). The glasses are suppose to show notifications on a heads-up-display or HUD. Things like text messages, directions, and information about things you’re looking at, right in front of you. They’ve also included a photo gallery, showing people wearing the new glasses (?!?), which honestly, I can’t imagine anyone wearing in public, despite how cool the concept.

The Google X team says this project was created to help you explore and share your world, putting you back in the moment. The key thing to recognize here is that they clearer say this video was created to show you what it “MIGHT” enable you to do. Essentially saying this is strictly a concept video and none of what you’re seeing completely real.

I think it’s safe to say that this is a cool idea, but it’s going to be hard to convince people to actually wear this in public, at least on a massive publicly accepted scale.

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Source: Google Plus – Project Glass Page