Wednesday, June 19, 2013
The Associated Press
NEW YORK — If you think texting and walking is dangerous, just wait until everyone starts wearing Google's futuristic, Internet-connected glasses.
In this undated handout photo provided by the Google[x] group's "Project Glass", an early prototype of Google's futuristic Internet-connected glasses, are modeled. The specs are said to give you directions, let you video chat, shop and do everything else you now need a handheld gadget to accomplish. Google gave a glimpse of �Project Glass� in a video and blog post this week. (AP Photo/Google)
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While wearing a pair, you could see directions to where you're going appear literally before your eyes. You can talk to friends over video chat or even buy a few things as you walk around.
In short, these glasses can do everything you now need a smartphone or tablet computer to accomplish.
Google gave a glimpse of what "Project Glass" might soon let people do in a video and blog post this week. The technology doesn't actually exist. Rather, Google wants to start a discussion and solicit ideas.
The glasses open up endless possibilities. But the project also hints at a minefield of challenges around privacy, practicality, even fashion sensibility.