No sooner had we posted about technology and could we do better last week, did Google release detail of Project Glass. Now I’m not saying that Google released in response to my questions but does it answer the question that was raised: can we do better
The video released last week a man, during his daily routine, using only his voice does things usually associated with smartphones use; arranging meetings, taking pictures, checking the weather, finding directions and making a video call. Obviously the difference here is that instead of holding a smartphone, all of this information and activity is displayed through the glasses.
Techeads will love the idea of a stream of data floating right in front of their eyes constantly updating, and I’m sure there are others who will run a mile from the idea. I guess the major question to ask is, how can someone interact properly with the real world environment if you are being prompted to update, check-in, attend or friend someone? Also, one thing that the video has failed to include is ads, and since Google makes almost all of its money from ads this is a must. Take a look at the video below for what that may be like.
With all this aside, this is some seriously cool technology. The possibilities for its uses are endless and the opportunities to do something good must surely follow. Imagine if you had your Google glasses on while coming home from work and found some injured at the side of the street. With your glasses you could alert the emergency services while also at the same allowing the doctor/paramedics to make a pre-diagnosis using the forward facing camera.