Google’s consumer product division announced a new development: Geek Chic “heads up display glasses.” An overview, video, and prototype photo of this new headgear, which is expected to be released by the end of the year, was featured in a recent article by Search Engine Land.
Google Goggles will “utilize a range of Google technologies and databases to deliver a real-time stream of information to the wearer.”
“The people familiar with the Google glasses said they would be Android-based, and will include a small screen that will sit a few inches from someone’s eye. They will also have a 3G or 4G data connection and a number of sensors including motion and GPS…
The glasses will have a low-resolution built-in camera that will be able to monitor the world in real time and overlay information about locations, surrounding buildings and friends who might be nearby, according to the Google employees . . .”
OK, so this is so cool looking, very Geek stylish, and the functionality… well, I can hardly wait for my good friends at Google to let me test it out. If only they could do this in a prescription bifocal lens for those of us who are very visually challenged!