Google Inc is getting into the eye wear business with a pair of thin wraparound shades that puts the company’s web services in your Eyes.
Project Glass is Google’s dream to mass produce hybrid glasses that act as a miniaturized smartphone wired with hands-free access to a micro display, cameras, microphone, Web browser, and speech recognition. It’s the type of jaw dropping innovation the tech elite love.
Google, the world’s No. 1 search engine, is famous for letting its employees work on ambitious projects that don’t always have a direct relation to its business.
The glasses could provide a way for Google to more closely entwine its advertising-supported online services, including Web searches, maps and email, into people’s daily lives.
It’s all very futuristic, no doubt. There is no release date yet. But without having tried a prototype on ourselves, they seem as though they would be vaguely intrusive if not downright creepy.
We believe technology should work for you — to be there when you need it and get out of your way when you don’t. – Google