Google Project Glass: Futuristic Augmented Reality Headset
A little while ago, Google announced their augmented reality headset. It is still in prototype, but the company made a video about what you might be able to do with the glasses. The video, called ‘One day…’, shows you a day of the life of a New Yorker who wears the glasses. You’ll see the glasses booting up, the guy checking the weather, his messages, sharing on Google+ and video chatting.
In no time, after the launch of this video, parodies poped up everywhere. There is a version about the glasses being used in World of Warcraft, one with the infamous Windows XP error messages and the blue screen of death, but still my favorite is this one:
Google co-founder Sergey Brin was already spotted wearing the still a bit odd looking glasses at Dinner in the Dark, a benefit for the Foundation Fighting Blindness in San Francisco. He admits to the prototipe not being at its upmost potential, but it already appears to be very useful. Speculations are that the glasses will be released by the end of this year and will cost between $250 and $500, but Google is being quiet about that.
I, for one, can’t wait to try these glasses myself. Would you buy them? What else would you like these glasses to do for you, next to the things already shown in the video? Leave your response at the comments below.