Google Glasses: Hands-Free Connectivity

We have entered the age of on the go computing. But Google wants to take it a step further. You have probably heard about their Project Glass initiative, which many people call Google glasses. These look like futuristic sci-fi glasses, and take being constantly connected to the next level.

A Computer Above Your Eyes

These augmented reality glasses let people talk to friends, share images, take notes and more all without having to use their hands. The actions you would like to take, whether to chat with friends or get directions, all display before your eyes.

A Stream of Useful Information

Google glasses are activated using voice commands. You can just request a bus schedule and it’ll be displayed for you. Or you can request directions to a theatre, and a map will be displayed just like how it would be on a smartphone.

According to a video produced by Google, the company’s augmented reality glasses would also allow you to check your day’s schedule and update your plans if things change. To illustrate, in the video a Google glasses-wearing consumer is going to the subway. As he hits the entrance his glasses tell him that subway service is suspended. The glasses then calculate a walking path to his destination.

An Unobtrusive Technology?

Supposedly Project Glass isn’t made to bombard users with an unending stream of technology. It’s actually meant to make it simpler for them to access the technology they want when they want it. For instance, a user may want to take a picture of his girlfriend standing on a bridge over the Chicago River. Instead of fumbling around for his camera or smartphone, he just presses a button on his Google glasses to click the shot.

There have been people who believe that these glasses will be used for advertisements. A few spoof videos have been made and posted on YouTube that demonstrate this idea. While it is not clear what will be projected into your field of vision with Project Glass, what is clear is that Google’s latest effort holds countless potential.