The giant Californian company released the Glasses that are announced for years, a technology that would change the world, bringing the concept of mobile internet at a new level. The technology looks like taken from Star Trek. The Goggles are a part of Project Glass, one of the Google secret locations, a place where other SF projects of Google are researched.
What are the Google Glasses?
The prototype offered by Google is a part of the “wearable computing” technology, which is, of course, a new concept invented by the innovative company.
The glasses transmit information directly on lenses, in real time, allowing the user to transmit messages with vocal commands, to take photos and to record video sequences.
The technology should work for the user, it should be there when you need it, and it must also be easily disposable when you don’t need it anymore. This project was made public because conversations and debates are needed, in order to be accepted by the society. This is the public declaration of Google when this project was presented.
On the other hand, while the majority of gadget’s fans can hardly wait for the glasses to be available for the large public, there is also another group of people that are not so thrilled about this idea. Google glasses will probably be useful, but they will also be an attack to the concept of intimacy.
It is not the first time when a scandal of this kind is connected with the name of the company, as controversies appeared when Google Streets was inaugurated. At that time, millions of people that found their photos on this service sued Google, and this is how the company was forced to remove faces, car license plates, and other elements from the platform. This time, the organizations contesting the glasses don’t even want to interdict the glasses completely. They just want people to establish social and physical limits when it comes to the usage of this technology, and not to accept the fatalist direction imposed by technology.
In some US states, the problem was brought in the attention of justice. A republican judge proposed a project of law to forbid “the usage of portable computers with display while driving”. This measurement would be added to other restrictions imposed in some states, such as the interdiction of using the mobile phone while driving.
Even Google admitted that the respective glasses might bring some new problems, but the legal department of the company will make sure that privacy and legal matters will be respected. The same promise was made when Google Streets was released, so clients can’t really trust Google when it comes to promises.
Whether they would only remain at the phase of a military application, or they will be used commonly by people, the G Glasses surely represent something different. They will tell you the weather condition and prognosis just when you look on the window, they will update you in real time about different matters of interest while walking, such as details about traffic jams, closed roads and railway stations. Of course, they will also offer the solution, by proposing you the shortest path to your destination.
Moreover, you will be able to book tickets to a concert when you see an ad on the street, but also to read reviews about the titles from a bookstore, but also to check-in instantly, so your friends would know where you are. Oh, and the goggles will hear you while you speak with your friends, establishing meetings based on what they hear. Let’s hope that this will be accurate, as you don’t want to meet Sara instead of Lara, don’t you?