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:

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.