Google Glasses: Visual Search Embedded

Apr 5, 2012 • 8:51 am | comments (5) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Other Google Topics

Google GlassesGoogle announced on Google+ Project Glass, which is basically glasses you wear that replaces your cell phone, your smart phone, your computer - it is Google embedded in your eye glasses. The closest thing to Google embedding a computer chip in your brain (a dream of the founders by the way).

The best way to describe it is to show you the video, which I placed below. Google said:

We think technology should work for you—to be there when you need it and get out of your way when you don’t.

A group of us from Google[x] started Project Glass to build this kind of technology, one that helps you explore and share your world, putting you back in the moment. We’re sharing this information now because we want to start a conversation and learn from your valuable input. So we took a few design photos to show what this technology could look like and created a video to demonstrate what it might enable you to do.

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?

Wild stuff?

How much of this is real? Probably not much right now, at least not at this level. But this is the future and a very scary but so useful future.

Imagine, walking down the street and getting directions as you walk!

Google Glasses

Imagine not remembering a name and this reminding you? Imagine getting a phone call without a phone. Imagine driving, checking your emails, responding to them without taking your eyes off the road.

I can't wait but I might not be the norm.

Forum discussion at Google+.

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04/05/2012 03:02 pm

Reading and responding to e-mail even on a miniature  heads-up display  is probably a very poor idea. The phenomenon of attentional blindness is very real. Check it out on YouTube. This one is particularly interesting and similar to dealing with messages and traffic at the same time:

Justin Howley Suzanne Burdett

04/05/2012 03:51 pm

Let's distract ourselves even more, and force ourselves to not need out brains. Thats a great idea!


04/05/2012 06:02 pm

I loved that video.  I seriously love blog comments where everyone complains also - just fantastic!

Charles Montgomery

04/05/2012 06:20 pm

Great video!  Times are changing fast now, that is RIGHT around the corner...

luciano militello

04/11/2012 01:59 am

This is terrible! We are becoming completely dependent to computers, cell phones and google! Our lives are ruled literally by a computer. Do you really need to ask google who to go to one place that is 5 blocks away?? or even worst, you don´t ask to anyone where the music section in a book store is because you have the google glasses!! COME ON! WAKE UP!! this is really really wrong! We are completely alienated from our world. We don´t talk to people anymore, we just make comments on facebook about them! Nwesourse, you are such an idiot!

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