You know those people who walk around with the bluetooth earset? It should come as good news that Google appears to be well on its way to replacing them with this:
Today, Google unveiled Project Glass, which — it says “helps you explore and share your world, putting you back in the moment.” Translated: It means you can always be connected .
Check out the official video:
Wired.com sees the benefits of this new world, and the drawback:
How can people maintain privacy when anyone can shoot video undetected? Will any teenager ever complete a face-to-face conversation when business e-mails, fresh family photos and Kardashian news spontaneously pop up in our fields of vision?
Really when you think about it, the possibilities of such systems are dazzling and dumbfounding. Consider that another paper co-authored by Parviz explores the idea of contact lenses that meter health issues by analyzing tear fluids “in a noninvasive and continuous fashion.” The information is then sent wirelessly for medical analysis. It’s easy to imagine a Glass-like connection as way to persistently jack into a vast informationsphere. It’s also provocative to envision how Glass would enhance Girls Around Me.
The Bluetoothers are going to love this.