Museum of Science and Industry

Googly Eyes

By Mark
April 16, 2012

If you have eyeballs, Google might someday change the way you use them. The search engine giant recently unveiled "Project Glass," an endeavor to develop internet-integrated, augmented-reality glasses. Google’s concept video suggests that features may include voice-command integration, real-time directions, and video chat. For now, these features (and this product) are just tantalizing possibilities, but so were touchscreen phones once upon a time.

I really hope that this technology develops into something useful and fun. What do you think, scientists? How would you use augmented-reality glasses to improve your quality of life? 

Image: Google

  • Readers' Comments (1)
Michael Alagno
April 17, 2012

Considering all the discussion about dangers caused by distracted drivers, I wonder how long it will be before we start hearing about dangers caused by distracted pedestrians. The technology sounds great, as long as people remember there are times when the best thing to be plugged into is an awareness of their surroundings.

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