Google creates a spectacle with eyewear project


Salon Staff
April 6, 2012 12:45AM (UTC)

NEW YORK (AP) — If you think texting and walking is dangerous, just wait until everyone's wearing Google's futuristic, Internet-connected glasses.

While wearing a pair, you can see directions to your destination appear literally before your eyes. You can talk to friends over video chat or even buy a few things online as you walk around.

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These glasses can do everything you now need a smartphone or tablet computer to accomplish.

Mind you, the technology doesn't actually exist. Google offered a glimpse of "Project Glass" in a video and blog post this week as a way to start a discussion and solicit ideas.

The glasses hint at endless possibilities. But the project also opens up a minefield of challenges around public safety, privacy, practicality, even fashion sensibility.

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Online:

http://g.co/projectglass


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