Computer Eyeglasses a Reality
Right out of Star Trek The Next Generation–The Game. Imagine this. Going away for a spell and coming back to find everyone addicted to video games. With the contraption’s popularity, the compulsion to play comes before relationships, causes fighting, and PEOPLE IGNORE EACH OTHER. Wow. How far fetched is THAT?
This episode came out 20 years ago. Now that bit of science fiction technology has come to pass. They are here. By 2014, Google, owner of the world’s most popular search engine, will sell eyeglass-embedded computers to consumers.
Project Glass test devices with software and cameras, to give quick access to information in a display above the eyes, will be offered for $1,500 to developers who attend Google’s I/O developers conference in San Francisco and will ship in early 2013. The Mountain View, Calif.-based company is sharing the design with developers to benefit from their work, Sergey Brin, the company’s co-founder said.
“With Google X I’m not really thinking about any sort of existing products or things to compare it to,” Brin said. “Google X is about brand new risky technological things that are sort of making science fiction real.”