You might remember I told you about “Project Glass” back in April of this year.
Well, it’s undergone development (as predicted) and at the annual San Francisco Conference for Developers, Google will be selling the glasses at a mere $1,500 per pair. Of course the price will come down (this prototype thing is a “bragging rights”/novelty thing for ultra-geeks, but the danger of these devices will grow, not decline with popularity.
“Isabelle Olsson, an engineer on the Glass project, said the company created the glasses for people to interact with the virtual world without distracting them from the physical world. It's designed to interact closely with your senses, without blocking them.” - http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2012/06/27/google-to-sell-prototype-futuristic-glasses-just-1500/
This is nonsense. She may run the project, but she knows little of distraction if she states this and believes it. Just as I told you, it will be connected to video chat, as well. Studies have proven that these distractions will prevent rapid response if driving or walking in a complex urban environment. Or any environment, for that matter.
Olsson stated Google has two interests (besides the obvious ones – money and power): Communications through images and quick access to information. The device has a camera, HUD and ear bud.
So… I predict growth for Google, cemeteries and coffins because most people have no sense whatsoever regarding when, where and how to use technology. Most only know what they want and need in the short term (and it will be short) and will not stop to think about possible consequences of their actions. That would require a missing part behind the lenses and between the ear buds.
At this rate, there’ll be plenty of room on the “elevators to space” (another project of “Google X”).