The fruit of Project Glass, a project born from Google X, is essentially a futuristic-looking pair of glasses that probably runs on Android
and bring the whole Google experience right up to your face (and left eye, apparently).
There have been plenty of rumblings and rumors about these glasses for months, and today the Project Glass group released some tasty design concepts to keep the fires burning. As you can see, the shades look to have a lightweight metal frame, eye pads, and a small screen mounted in front of the left eye.
You can see from the nifty video created by Project Glass that the glasses should have a video camera, Internet access, and phone capabilities with multitasking. Voice commands look to be the main method of input and navigation.
Project Glass isn’t just showing off concepts, though; the group is actively seeking input from potential users (via Google+) concerning potential features and capabilities. In a Google+ post, the team wrote, “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.”
Nothing new under the sun, Google.
It’s hard to tell how far along Project Glass really is, but presumably the group is already testing, or at least close to doing so. We look forward to seeing people with these glasses talking to themselves out loud and distractedly walking down sidewalks. We’ll laugh, but make no mistake: We want a pair, now, although we might wait until the contact lens version comes out.