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Developed from within Google X the secret research facility within the Googleplex, Google have today shared their vision of the future, releasing a first person perspective video showcasing their augmented reality eyewear – the company’s first foray into wearable computing. Best of all – from first impressions, they don’t look half bad!
Although very much a work in progress, ‘Project Glass‘ technology will be designed to let wearers see calendar, maps, search and most features of the Google+ social network while carrying out day-to-day activities. The company are also looking feedback on the project to help shape its direction and Google will, be testing them largely in public, so don’t be surprised to see Googlers trying them out if you are near Mountain View.
Running on the Android mobile platform, and containing a variety of motion sensors and GPS and full mobile connectivity the glasses could be on sale for as little as $250 by the end of the year. Although Google admit that they have no idea whether they will have mass market appeal, it’s an interesting research project none the less, and the video below shows just what could potentially be achieved in everyday life as technology blends from science fiction into science fact.