Google’s futuristic "Project Glass" initiative is getting ever closer to sealing the gap between reality and science fiction. The prototype glasses are the work of Google X, the company’s secretive facility for cutting edge innovative research, having recently spawned the self-driving car technology. The futuristic internet-connected glasses can perform any functions of a Smartphone, for instance online shopping, directions, texting and video chat etc. The New York Times reported in February that Google would unveilcomputerized Android-based eye glasses by the end of the year.
Perhaps these glasses will remove the dangers that come with texting while walking. The glasses deliver directions right before your eyes, as well as allowing users to take photos, text and even shop online while walking. According to Google, the glasses are an effective alternative to smartphones or tablet PCs. The prototype glasses demonstrate Google’s pioneering lead in wearable computing technology. The glasses feature a small see-through display screen just above the eye that delivers maps and other information. However, Apple is reportedly working on wearable computers as well.
The range of functions the eye glass undertakes are done through voice commands. If successful, the technology may finally close that gap between humanity and machines. Recent wearable technologies demonstrate intense increase in the quest for seamless synchronization of humanity and machines. In the future, data and useful information may be delivered directly to the brain through body implants. But there are concerns that having information delivered directly into our field of view may very well become too much. Sony last year unveiled a head-mounted Personal 3D Viewer that gives the impression of watching a 750-inch video screen 20 meters away.