Google Shows Off Digital Glasses’ Potential [Video]

After a lot of rumours and numerous Terminator references later, Google’s Project Glasses team has released concept images and a video on their Google+ page showing what people could expect when the eyewear is released to the market.

Google, who are working on other projects such as self-driving cars and Google TV, are still testing the glasses, which have been under development for the past two years.

The video is shot from the perspective of one person wearing the digital glasses. Making his way around New York City, the wearer sends messages, takes photos, get directions and making a video call, all activated via the user’s voice.

On its project page, Project Glass said: “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.”

Reuters report that the glasses will be tested in public by members of the Google team and that while there isn’t a release date for the glasses, Google’s philosophy is to develop technologies that can be used in a relatively short period of time, instead of dreaming up creations that won’t be possible for ten or more years.

That hasn’t stopped others from parodying the glasses, one has already gone up from a person named Tom Scott, which shows the potential pitfalls of Google’s project.

And while not a direct parody of Google Glasses, this video, created by Keiichi Matusuda two years ago, takes a satirical look at how augmented reality could end up affecting everything we do.

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