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Google X’s Project Glass is REAL!

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We’ve all heard the rumors that the Google’s secret ‘Google X‘ laboratory has been working on projects such as talking fridges, space elevators, and ‘hands free‘ cars. Recently one of it’s newer projects was revealed on co-founder Sergey Brin when he wore Project Glass glasses at a charity event for blindness in San Francisco according to this Fox News article and BBC article.

The new glasses have a minimalist design with a microphone and partly-transparent video screen that places information over the view from the users’ right eye. In Google’s promotional video, it shows how the interface can be used by the wearer to connect them to updates, calendar, internet, and Google Maps to help them make it throughout the day.

This is a really interesting piece of technology, one that is likely to change the world as we know it yet again like so many other technologies before it. It also raises some concerns the public have about the use of this technology. Should people be allowed to wear the glasses while driving? Will it make cheating in schools more prevalent? Does it violate any privacy rights if someone were to bring up the Facebook and Twitter page of the person sitting next to them on the metro?

Some people also fear that if we allow this type of technology, inserting chips into our brains to be ‘connected’ to the outside world and internet won’t be far off.

What do you think about Google’s new project? Are some of the public feedback and claims founded or are they needlessly fearful and over exaggerated?

If you’re interested in seeing Google’s promotional video about Project Glass, click here. I highly recommend it, it’s pretty interesting!

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  1. April 8, 2012 at 6:42 pm

    According with reflection that I have heard about Google glasses, this invention probably deserves to stand in the top ranking of the invention that changed the world, along with printing machines, radio, telegraph, mobile phones and the Internet. In 20th century the idea of wearing half transparent glasses that will allow you to talk with friends, listen to music, take picture and navigate in the city belonged to the most brave and creative science-fiction movie producers, however, in 21st century this perspective becomes more than real. The development of science and technology accelerates faster and faster, humanity is developing at the highest pace than ever before. Of course, as any new invention, Google goggles will require some of the insight thinking on the question of safeness with them. This may include the ban to wear them while driving or in schools. However, I feel that despite minor problems that might be associated with it, Google goggles will become one of the most useful and great inventions of 21st century, and we guys, have the luck to experience that miracle during our lifetime. Isn’t it just simply awesome?

  2. April 9, 2012 at 8:40 am

    I’m a fairly shallow person…which is probably the main reason why I don’t want this product to take off. The whole design and concept is silly looking! I find that it looks completely ridiculous and never want to catch myself wearing it. And even though others may not be as readily willing to admit their shallowness, I believe many feel the same way as I do.

    Nevertheless, this product is a stepping stone to what is to come…just like Laser Disc was a stepping stone to DVDs. Laser Disc’s were over-sized, short lived, and very few people used them, but soon a better and more attractive version took off. And that is what I see happening with Google Glasses. I personally think that creating glasses that are inconspicuous and/or contacts (which are already in the making) will be the end product that will truly take off. I would much rather be wearing cyborg contacts (http://www.zdnet.com/blog/emergingtech/successful-test-for-electronic-contact-lens/3018)…wouldn’t you?

  3. April 9, 2012 at 3:08 pm

    I have no yet heard about this new revolutionary phenomena but after reading the article I find it extremely thrilling and innovative! Although I do agree with what you’re saying how this technology is in close proximity to a chip being installed into our brain, the ability of science these days to be able to make something like this is impressive all on its own. With something like this the world is really in the palm of our hands. Science is not going to stop moving forward and although restrictions will have to be set on the usefulness and righteousness of this object, it means that only greater things are up ahead. We are looking at something that will move us even further into the 21st century as innovators of new material helping science propel.

  4. April 9, 2012 at 11:00 pm

    My roommate told me about this! I believe this is going to change the world. Science has just done so much for us but people aren’t always quite sure about the consequences. I do understand the concern of some people. There should always be concern for a new product but this invention will definitely change our lives. I don’t think we necessarily need this product which has always been the problem with us. There are always things that are made that we don’t need. I just want to see when these glasses will take off how it will change everything. I can’t even begin to imagine.

  5. April 10, 2012 at 3:30 pm

    I am the only one who immediately sees the potential dangers and flaws with this invention? Right off the bat I have thought that there is something off about this idea. When we see futuristic movies, does the technology that they have always just help them? No! Never. Take Wal-E for example, or what about I, Robot. I know that these examples are far fetched. But in all seriousness, these glasses could cause a lot of damaging side effects- both physically and mentally. For one, people say that cell phones cause cancer. So, constantly wearing an electric device connected to a world wide network on your head, won’t? I’m sure whatever negative effects that cell phones have on the brain, these google glasses have them, and tenfold. Secondly, these glasses will likely screw up people’s vision over time. Looking at something so close to one’s eye so often will likely be damaging. Third, and most importantly, these glasses are going to disconnect people with reality and with experiencing the world naturally and first hand. People walking down the street will not be noticing one another; they won’t be making eye contact or waving or interacting like humans should. People will simply be staring into their glasses and looking for when they need to take a right hand turn.

    I don’t know about all of you, but I think these glasses are creepy, and are not a good idea. I already feel like were in a sic-fi movie where at any moment there is going to be someone who can’t take off their glasses, and then the next thing we know the person has gone crazy and the glasses are controlling their mind.

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