April 5, 2012- Google has been getting into a number of different businesses over the past 12 months. Now they are going into the business of eyewear. The company has a pair of wraparound glasses that can put the web services of the company in your face.
The “augmented reality” lenses that are still in the experimental stage can take photos, display directions and initiate chats, all from hearing the voice of the user. Google’s social network Google+ unveiled the prototype glasses on Wednesday. The lenses are still going through a period of being tested and then tweaked. They still cannot be purchased in stores.
Google said they were releasing the information about the glasses in order to get feedback from the people who may be the eventual end user. On the Google+ page that features the glasses, a video was shot from the perspective of an individual wearing the lenses.
The wearer does his normal day of work and walks around NYC, while talking into his glasses to have things done such as taking a photo and then posting it to Google+. He asks for directions and the latest weather conditions.
The video is intended to let the potential user see what the new technology could be like. Images that are mocked up appear on the upper corner of the glasses. The post asks for suggestions from people about what they want the glasses to do.