Google Glasses Bring the Web To Your Eyes
By the end of the year we will be able to view everything we can see on a smartphone through a pair of sunglasses, according to a New York Times Bits blog report. According to the post, an unnamed Google employee has indicated that the company is preparing a pair of Oakley Thumps sunglasses (pictured above) that will retail for the same price as a smartphone - $250 - $600, to be used as a heads-up display running the Android operating system and a 3g or 4g network connection.
Navigating the system is supposed to be easy to learn and will require a series of head nods and tilts - and we thought mobile phones made for odd social interactions, imagine what it will be like to talk to someone wearing sunglasses that continually nods and twitches at inappropriate times! If this article wasn't in the New York Times, I would seriously doubt the accuracy, but all of the technology already exists to make these glasses happen, so why not?
From the article:
Seth Weintraub, a blogger for 9 to 5 Google, who first wrote about the glasses project in December, and then discovered more information about them this month, also said the glasses would be Android-based and cited a source that described their look as that of a pair of Oakley Thumps.
Any new technology raises privacy concerns. Given all of the recent privacy issues Google has had, do you think Google glasses will be more or less of a privacy risk than smartphones?