Home  FAQ  Search  Memberlist  Usergroups  KDR  Register  Log in  

Share | 
 

  How Google Would LIKE to 'Improve' Our Reality

View previous topic View next topic Go down 
AuthorMessage
ScoutsHonor

avatar

Posts : 1360
Join date : 2009-10-20

PostSubject: How Google Would LIKE to 'Improve' Our Reality   Thu 05 Apr 2012, 3:07 pm

Google 'Project Glass' Replaces the Smartphone With Glasses
http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2012/04/google-glasses-and-the-myth-of-augmented-reality/255508/


April 4, 2012
By Chloe Albanesius
------------------------

Having to hold your phone in front of your face is so 2011. What if you could slip on some Doc Brown-style glasses and have your texts, emails, music, weather, and more beamed directly to your field of vision?

That's the idea behind Google Project Glass, a concept device that puts your smartphone into a pair of slim glasses and projects its contents for some futuristic, voice-activated fun.

The effort, which is still in the planning stages, comes from Google X, a secret lab of future products first unveiled in November.

"A group of us from Google[x] started Project Glass to build this kind of technology, one that helps you explore and share your world, putting you back in the moment," three Googlers wrote in a Wednesday Google+ post. "We're sharing this information now because we want to start a conversation and learn from your valuable input. So we took a few design photos to show what this technology could look like and created a video to demonstrate what it might enable you to do."

In that video (below), a Project Glass user looks down and various Google icons magically appear before him - calendar, Google+, the time, temperature, camera, chat, location, and more. Reminders pop up about meetings later that evening, and text messages come in as he's eating breakfast. He speaks a response and sends it off without ever putting down the egg and cheese.

Leaving the house, an alert notifies him of a subway disruption, so he switches to walking directions, which pop up arrows as he approaches a street on which he's supposed to turn. He passes a poster for an upcoming concert and asks his Project Glass device to remind him to buy tickets. Arriving at The Strand bookstore, he queries the location of his friend, and finds that he's 400 feet away. The duo hit up a food truck, where they check in and take photos without ever touching the Project Glass device.

Later, the user has a video chat with a friend and shows off his ukelele skills.

It does not appear that Project Glass is one of Google's elaborate April Fool's jokes, but it probably won't hit stores shelves anytime soon. Google+ users appeared to be enthusiastic about the feature ("I must get this as soon as possible," wrote one). What do you think? Let us know in the comments, and check out PCMag's Tech You Can Wear slideshow above.

Back to top Go down
View user profile
C1
Admin
avatar

Posts : 1611
Join date : 2009-10-19

PostSubject: Re: How Google Would LIKE to 'Improve' Our Reality   Tue 10 Apr 2012, 11:52 pm

What's the difference between Google X & DARPA... there isn't any. When are the stories going to break where the nerds want to replace our eyeballs with "Google Eyes"? I mean, why not get straight to the point, which is to replace God's/Nature's reality with a COINTEL controlled virtual "reality" (simulacrum).

_________________
"For every thousand hacking at the leaves of evil, there is one striking at the root."
David Thoreau (1817-1862)
anonymously email me by clicking here
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://wwws.forummotion.com
ScoutsHonor

avatar

Posts : 1360
Join date : 2009-10-20

PostSubject: Re: How Google Would LIKE to 'Improve' Our Reality   Wed 11 Apr 2012, 9:29 am

C1 wrote:
What's the difference between Google X & DARPA... there isn't any. When are the stories going to break where the nerds want to replace our eyeballs with "Google Eyes"? I mean, why not get straight to the point, which is to replace God's/Nature's reality with a COINTEL controlled virtual "reality" (simulacrum).

Geez!! I couldn't have said it better myself. What a Face What a Face

We need an exorcist...or something...

Of course, what we REALLY need is a *free press* so that we could enlighten our hapless, unaware fellow humans that there are monsters amongst us, and they are aiming straight at us (them). *Sigh!*
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Sponsored content




PostSubject: Re: How Google Would LIKE to 'Improve' Our Reality   

Back to top Go down
 
How Google Would LIKE to 'Improve' Our Reality
View previous topic View next topic Back to top 
Page 1 of 1
 Similar topics
-
» Reality Show Contestant Sought in Model's Death
» Google Adsense doesn't accept subdomain?
» Forumotion and Google adsense!! Need help!!!
» How to get rid of google ads
» Do forumotion forums qualify for google adsense?

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
WWWS :: Main Forums :: Social Systems-
Jump to: