If you’re wondering what’s next on the tech radar…you may not have to look further than your nose. The Google team has been working on “Project Glass” which is an eyeglass-like frame that essentially replaces your smart phone with a futuristic hands free device bringing the internet to a small screen above the right eye. This project is not a prop, it’s not a joke, it’s the real deal.
Project Glass aims to design and refine augmented reality technology to help the user explore and share their world armed with a wealth of relevant information, not at their fingertips, but rather at their focal length. How does it work? Instead of interrupting your activities to use a smartphone to search for information – get directions, remain in touch, find out if an item is on sale, translate a tourist’s note evaluating a restaurant, and the like – Google’s Project Glass intends to provide glasses with real-time heads-up displays and intelligent personal assistant software to enable a seamless user experience. Suri doesn’t stand a chance if the team at Google+ can clean this up for a consumer release sometime this year. Would you purchase one of these? Check out this demonstration video to see what it’s all about: