The future is here. According to multiple sources, later this year, Google plans to release Android-powered glasses. The New York Times describe them as:
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“…eyeglasses that will project information, entertainment and, this being a Google product, advertisements onto the lenses. The glasses are not being designed to be worn constantly — although Google engineers expect some users will wear them a lot — but will be more like smartphones, used when needed, with the lenses serving as a kind of see-through computer monitor.”
While no one (that can talk about it) has actually seen the glasses, they are rumored to be equipped with GPS, motion sensors, a camera, and audio input/output. It’s likely the glasses will allow users to play virtual reality games, and more:
“Through the built-in camera on the glasses, Google will be able to stream images to its rack computers and return augmented reality information to the person wearing them. For instance, a person looking at a landmark could see detailed historical information and comments about it left by friends. If facial recognition software becomes accurate enough, the glasses could remind a wearer of when and how he met the vaguely familiar person standing in front of him at a party.”
We’re excited to see the progression of this type of technology—and how we can use it here at ZOMM.
What do you think about technology like this? Will tech continue to go in this direction—could smartphones eventually be phased out as the technology behind them fuses with technology like these Google glasses?