Google’s Project Glass: AR Milestone or Dangerous Distraction?By Kadley Gosselin April 18, 2012
Google’s Project Glass, the first publicized prototype of their information-streaming eyeglasses was quickly picked up, praised and in some cases dissected by the tech world when first released in early April. The glasses rely on augmented reality to overlay information streams on the lenses and allow the wearer to send and receive messages through Voice Search (Google version of Apple’s Siri). The wearer can also use a built-in camera to record video and take pictures, as well as live video chat.
While clearly an advancement in augmented reality applications and a door-opener for advertisers, there are concerns around privacy, information overload and safety as well. See for yourself how a user might experience Project Glass below.
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