Google Glasses Go Public

Remember these thingees? Google glasses? They are almost available to you and me. The futuristic shades (shaded with internal information) may/will be available soon:

Google glasses go public
Google glasses go public

Let’s start with the good news: Google’s about to start to talking a bit more about its Project Glass this month – you know, those futuristic, Internet-connected glasses that show digital information right in front of your eyes, projected over the physical world.

The bad news? For the moment, they’re just for software developers.

The company is holding two events – one in New York City and another in San Fransisco – where it will give software developers an early look at the spectacles. “Join us for an early look at Glass and two full days of hacking on the upcoming Google Mirror API in San Francisco or New York,” Google said in an email invite it sent out to those who signed up to be on its developers list. These software and app creators will get a device to use on site and will come up with different software ideas and tie-ins.

“These hackathons are just for developers in the Explorer program and we’re calling them the Glass Foundry,” the invite goes on to say.

A hackathon? That sounds like Sailors playing basketball in the hangar bay. Hack city.

9 thoughts on “Google Glasses Go Public”

  1. I really do wonder what problems we are creating for ourselves in the distant future. Sight is one of our most precious senses, and here we go dabbling into the technical side, corporation greed being the motivator.

    (‘But hey, you can trust us we have done lots of tests to ensure the product is not hazardous’).

    You will be amazed as to how much damage has been done to the younger generations hearing, caused through the constant use of ear pieces attached to i pods, phones etc. All of which is cannot be rectified, once it’s gone it’s gone!

    When I read the instruction caveat on a product that says ‘to be used in moderation’ it makes me angry as that is the ‘get out of jail’ clause issued by the manufacturers to make sure they can hang on to their profit.

    Gripe over.

    Yours Aye.

    1. Ex Bootneck, you speak of futuristic Orwellian groupthink stuff….this is shades of science fiction and fact becoming reality…sadly true…at no point will anyone I can think of ever admit they’ve gone too far in this mad dash into the world of Star Trek…we’re on the edge of it even now….we’ll not be here when gets there but I hope there is reincarnation because I want to see it….k

    1. He wasn’t far wrong…who thought a generation of idiots would be here so quickly?? And our own educational system perpetrated its own ignorance….who knew such a thing was possible?…k

  2. EB: Vision is a very precious sense. And you may be right.
    Kris: Star Trek! That is a good analogy.
    Lou: Ooogle? Hahaha!
    Old NFO: They might just get there.

  3. So more distracted driving and walking. Just because you CAN do something does not mean you SHOULD!

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