Google officially revealed their rumored augmented reality eyeglasses initiative, they call it ‘Project Glass’. The project is headed by Babak Parviz, Steve Lee and Sebastian Thrun of Google X (Google’s futuristic technology development lab).
It’s a smart phone you’ll need to wear. Project Glass will provide the glasses real-time heads up display whenever a certain service is triggered, it is supposed to integrate seamlessly into your daily life. At least that’s the message from the video.
In the video, it shows us how effortlessly the glasses work in an average Joe’s daily life. Information is pulled up automatically to the lens whenever the wearer looks at an object. For example, looking out the window towards the sky, weather reports pops up on your lens.
Joe is able to take a call from the glass, text, set and view his reminders, snap a photo, and gets GPS directions. The services are triggered either by looking at objects, being at certain locations or via voice commands.
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. 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.
One thing bad about this: the glasses will make u look like you’re out of a sci-fi movie or a cartoon.
It is freakin’ nerdy.