Okay, so it might not be the flying car revolution or the emergence of something of the sort we’ve been waiting for, but surely Google’s forever-rumored dip into the world of augmented reality is a step in the right direction to quell some of our extensive tech visions for the future.
Developed by a team within “Google X,” the company’s “secret lab” entrusted to develop cutting-edge future technologies, Project Glass is a serious venture into a world in which seamless integration between the variety of Google applications i.e. maps, video chat, voice commands, and location check-ins among others, can now be controlled without the use of our appendages, and serve as a means to handle many of what would normally be dealt with by our smartphones without the need of reaching in our pockets.
As shown in the attached video, Google’s literal vision of the future doesn’t stop with the functionalities listed above, as the all important ability to capture and share images are as simple as uttering a voice command, granting the option to instantly upload the results to the web.
While there have been confirmed reports that Google’s incredible looking spectacles are in prototype form and being tested out in the wild as we speak, a foreseeable release is still highly unlikely. However, a few informed individuals, such as The New York Times’ Nick Bilton, have been quoted as saying the “glasses” would be available to the general public for around $250 to $600 dollars.
Expect to hear more by way of details regarding this ambitious venture as time progresses. In the meantime, be sure to check out Google’s announcement, the sample images shown below, and the video for a glimpse into what our future may hold.
Via: The Verge