By: Michael Weyand – Bayshore Solutions Programming Team
It’s been around in the odd article here and there, but on April 4th, Google finally posted a page dedicated to Project Glass, an augmented reality hardware/software solution designed to be worn like a pair of glasses. What does this mean? Well imagine waking up, slipping on your glasses, and then looking outside and being able to see the weather forecast among other things such as having easy access to GPS, social media, etc. How about sending messages, chatting, or making phone / video calls?
As connected as everyone is these days, having an even less intrusive way to stay connected might make checking your messages in the middle of lunch more casual and less of a bad habit. However, it also might make getting distracted too simple. As it is right now I can put down my phone, leave it in my desk or pocket and only check it from time to time. A piece of eyewear I would be less inclined to remove. Think of it as a less awkward Bluetooth earpiece. From what I’ve seen in the video on their page the glasses seem to be connected to a device that actually does the processing.
Is this a good thing? Is this another step toward being way too reliant on technology? I look forward to seeing where Google takes this technology. Personally, I think the GPS heads up display would make the life of this directionally challenged developer slightly easier.
So, what do you think? Would you order a pair if they live up to the expectations?