Google plans to release these augmented reality glasses in the next few months, at a price somewhere between $200 and $500.
The user wears these voice-activated glasses and then uploads and shares information to said user's Google+ circles. Yes, the evil Google has a master plan for everything.
Google brings augmented reality to your vision, in an article from PCWorld.
These glasses have been in development for awhile, actually -- more than a dozen years. While I was editing an HTML book with people from the W3C, these glasses were in prototype.
I took one look and shook my head.
Now that Google has developed these, Google wants to know if people think these are cool or if they're just too nerdy.
Things your smartphone and GPS do now, your glasses will be able to do. And more. Show you directions, make phone calls, take and upload photos.
In this cool concept video, Jared is in his apartment with his Google augmented reality.
For another video on augmented reality, see The Future is Now Augmented Reality.
Jared's friend Matt calls and asks if he wants to meet today. Sure, Jared says. Meet me at Strand books at 2.
Jared is walking around New York and sees a cool image on a graffiti wall. He tells his glasses to take a photo of the image. He walks into Strand books and wonders if Matt is here. The glasses show him where Matt is. Jared then asks the glasses where the music section is. The glasses show him and Jared picks out a book on Ukeleles.
A while later, Jared is on a rooftop, perhaps on his building. He has a ukelele. His girlfriend Jessica calls (information is all via the glasses) and Jared asks if Jessica would like to see him play the ukelele.
Driving laws will have to change.
Think how this could change your life. Or, will it? Voice activated writing? Definitely surreal.