The Future is Literally in Your Face, Google Glass

By: | April 10th, 2013

If you were wondering what they would come up with next…this is it

Attempting to describe what the Google Glass is in one sentence, or with a catchy new device name, is quickly discovered to be impossible.

An attempt would come out something like this: glasses without lenses but a single heads-up display and a built-in computer with wireless capability, as well as a 720p camera with a microphone; used to augment one’s reality and record or enhance events around one’s self.

Ungainly and difficult to sum up, yes? It is better served by a list of its functions, and thereby more thoroughly and accurately understood.

The Google Glass is incredibly strong and light – lighter than a pair of standard sunglasses – and is said by Google themselves to be used to do the following:

  • Take pictures
  • Record video
  • Share what you are seeing and/or recording live
  • Bring up directions in your display
  • Record audio and send recorded messages
  • Ask questions and see the answer in your heads-up display
  • Translate upon request
  • Answers some questions without having to ask

It will be available sometime near the end of 2013 in a number of colors, and it is said that it will cost about the same as a modern smartphone. It is the newest in AR technology, or augmented reality, and just how it will be received by the mass market remains to be seen.

Jeremy Helms

Jeremy Helms is an engineering enthusiast. You can also find Jeremy on Google+.

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