Say hello to JAVUS.
Over the past year or so Google has been cutting down side projects like Google Desktop, Aardvark, and Image Labeler (see full list at GoogleBlog). According to Google, this is in an effort to focus on their core technologies and products (things that make money: aka ads). Exactly how does a pair of crazy-looking, HUD space-glasses fit into the fold of Google’s core technologies? I’m confused about where they’re going with these, but I do like seeing companies waste untold fortunes on unrealistic mystery tech that really won’t go anywhere. Good for you Google.
The new prototype Project Glass glasses feature a wrap-around design, with a clear display that sits above the eye. The glasses will have the ability to stream information to the lenses and allow the wearer to send and receive messages through voice commands. There is also a built-in camera to record video and take pictures.
Check out what they had to say on Plus.Google about the new Project Glass glasses yesterday morning:
We think technology should work for you—to be there when you need it and get out of your way when you don’t.
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. 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. – Plus.Google
What are you guys thinking? Would you wear these glasses??