We Told You They Were Coming and Now They Have Arrived (well, almost)! This could be the next IPAD and the next revolution in consumer technology.Google, the search engine giant that transformed the internet with its innovative search features, and the way we travel with Google Maps, is poised to transform the way we see the world. Google is known for tackling tremendous advances in technology in it’s mythical Google X-Labs. The most exciting invention coming out of the mythic, Roswell like-secret laboratory has been code named, Project Glass. The technical term for the technology is augmented reality and its applications are endless. Project Glass is Google’s attempt to create completely transparent glasses or shades that will display useful data and information within the field of vision of the person dawning the fashion accessory. They have often been called The Terminator Shades, as they bear a striking similarity in function to the Sci-Fi movie. Just as the terminator’s field of vision was filled with immensely interesting and eminently useful information about the wearabouts of Jon Conner, or the Identity of a stranger, or the vulnerability of an assailant the Google Glasses will feed you information about your surroundings by anticipating your needs. Imagine walking past a historic building and in the corner of your transparent frames, interesting tidbits about the landmark might pop up (like a VH1 video). Or perhaps you’re lost and in need of directions. Instead of whipping out your phone and walking with your head down, your glasses , un-beknownced to anyone around you, would display a totally unobtrusive arrow telling you which direction to walk in. Imagine going to company functions in which you are expected to recognize everyone by face. Instead of cramming all night, you might dawn your Google Shades and as each person approached, your glasses might feed you relevant information on them. The Google Glasses, will also function as a cell phone, allowing you to receive video calls right in the lens frame of your shades. The applications are endless. We at Worthy imagined the benefits to women’s safety if a feature could allow your shades to record and store the faces of people you encounter while out and about. What criminal would take the chance of assaulting a young woman wearing these shades. Project Glass is still in development. The glasses will likely be tested this summer by a very lucky set of consumers and rumors are suggesting that they could go on sale as early as the end of the year.
Worthy Readers, let your imaginations run wild and come up with a fantastic use for these augmented reality glasses, and post your idea below. Will You Consider Buying These?