In what can only be described as a geek’s ultimate dream, members of the extensive Google team have teased what it describes as Project Glass – offering a futuristic take on productivity.
Let’s face it, with a smartphone in our pockets, we’re never going to struggle to keep in touch with family, friends, work colleagues and associates. That said, if we could slip on a pair of glasses offering voice activation and line of sight icons helping us run our daily digital errands, we’d certainly consider it.
Well, that’s exactly what the Project Glass Team are trying to achieve. The below demo video outlines how it could work, although please bear in mind that this is purely conceptual – so the product you see here doesn’t actually exist yet:
The team is looking for as much input from techies as possible in order to take it in the right direction. Although there are many awesome features, the ability to take a photo of anything seen by simple speech would mean no matter what, that Kodak moment would never be missed again.
The blog post states:
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.
What I like about Project Glass is that although it does seem a long way off and futuristic, it’s by no means beyond the realms of possibility. Like how the smartphone has come a long way from its brickier roots, the glasses would become as much a fashion accessory as a necessity, with sleeker designs which could eventually render them indistinguishable from your everyday, Steve Jobs spectacles.
Even so, the concepts drawn up by the team aren’t exactly what you’d call bulky, and while not claiming to know a stitch about fashion, I’ve seen people voluntarily wearing worse.
What do you guys make of this – is Project Glass a passing fad, or are we looking at the future of smart technology? We’d love it if you share your thoughts with us, so feel free to drop us a comment on our Facebook or Google Plus+ page.