As if technology wasn’t already moving fast enough, it’s development seems to have suddenly sped up ten fold as Google has recently unveiled it’s newest creation: Augmented-Reality Glasses. Developed by the team within Google’s ‘Google X’ department, the prototype of these highly advanced glasses, called ‘Project Glass’ are currently being tested out by its employees.
Being likened to that of Star-trek headgear the slim line device fits around the forehead, with a small screen in the top right corner to transmit information straight in front of the wearer’s eye. In the short video below, that was released on Wednesday, the wearer is seen to be texting, making video calls, checking the weather, taking picture and more, all features that can be controlled through voice activation or even tailored to act upon specific location. This is essentially a smart phone for the face with perhaps many more elaborate features that’s necessities are perhaps questionable.
The New York Times had previously suggested that the first set of glasses would go on sale before the end of the year (here) for somewhere between $250-$600 (£157-£378) but whether the technology will be readily available so soon is still in debate. Google claimed: “We’re sharing this information now because we want to start a conversation and learn from your valuable input. Please follow along as we share some of our ideas and stories. We’d love to hear yours, too. What would you like to see from Project Glass?” and are encouraging feedback and ideas regarding the product.
Take a look at the video for yourself and let us know what you think about ‘Project Glass’.