Over the last year or so we’ve heard bits and pieces about augmented reality glasses, but most people didn’t really believe that it could ever actually happen. Well, it looks like Google has already put a lot of time and effort into these futuristic glasses and who knows; maybe we’ll see them released to the public in the near future?
Google have released a number of images of the augmented glasses, one of which you can see on the left. As well as this, they’ve also released a video of these reality specs which gives you some sort of an idea of how these glasses can make your day to day life easier than before!
Although the video shows a person doing a number of things such as asking where the music section is in a local book shop, it’s still quite hard to believe that these will actually work as well as they do in the video – but we certainly hope that they will! As well as this, these augmented reality glasses allow you to text your friend without even taking out a phone, ask where your friend is at the moment (don’t get too scared about this one, you’ll have to accept it before they find out where you are!) and even check-in to places too.
So far, it’s early days in the development of these augmented reality glasses so it’s hard to tell whether they are going to be a success or not. We assume that there are a lot more things that these augmented reality glasses can do since the video clip is only 2 and a half minutes long, but from the video we’re pretty impressed with it so far. However, there are some obvious problems with them, especially the fact that the glasses look as if they are from Star Trek or something! But then again, the glasses that have been shown to the public are only prototypes so it’s not really fair for us to criticise them at the moment since they will more than likely be a lot different when (or if) they get released to the public. Then again, if they work really well, would you care about how weird you look? Maybe not! We believe that Google are getting feedback on them from the public at the moment, so we’re expecting them to improve even more anyway.
If everything goes to plan, Google want to bring these out before 2013 so we can only wait and see. So, no matter what your thoughts are on what we know about these augmented reality glasses so far, whether you love or hate them, share your opinion below.