Thursday, May 10, 2012

Google Glasses

From: William J.
Sent: May 10, 2012
To: undisclosed recipients
Subject: Fw: Google Glasses

It's been a busy week for photos of Google Glasses, with two notable Googlers strutting their stuff with the tech giant's upcoming augmented reality computer-specs.

First, here's a photo taken by Project Glass lead engineer Sebastian Thrun posted to his Google+ account with the simple caption "Jasper, my son, and me":

The picture was indeed taken using a prototype of Google Glasses, as confirmed by the official project Google+ page. This isn't Thrun's first Eyeglasses shot: The engineer also took a picture of Charlie Rose using his Glasses prototype during an interview on the venerable newsman's show a few weeks ago.

Google GlassesAfter months of chatter, Google formally introduced its 'Project Glass' with a brief concept video meant to solicit ideas for what people would like to see such a gizmo do. Google is keeping details of the project secret, with most of the work being done in the company's mysterious Google[x] labs in Mountain View, California.

Much of what we know has come through Thrun and the Charlie Rose interview: Currently, Google's Glasses can take photos, share them to Google+, and compose emails via voice dictation. The Glasses overlay common smartphone applications on a small lens in front of the wearer's right eye; Google co-founder Sergey Brin has shown them off in public, and this week Google Senior Vice President Vic Gundotra posed for a photo as well:

Google Senior Vice President Vic Gundotra
Watch video below.


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.

Please follow along as we share some of our ideas and stories. We’d love to hear yours, too. What would you like to see from Project Glass?

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