Imagine how cool it is to have a wearable computer. Do you think it is impossible? Hey! It’s 2013! This isn’t the end of our existence, in fact, lots of possibilities are expected to take-off after that “December 2012 Doomsday Scare”.
Tech-enthusiasts all around the world are waiting for this breakthrough in Information Communication Technology. Google Glass is a research and development program by Google. An eyewear with an augmented reality head-mounted display was launched earlier in 2012; however Google hasn’t been very outgoing in its marketing approach. “There are prototypes. I have some hopes to maybe get it out sometime next year.” Sergey Brin, Google co-founder, said making Tech-enthusiasts start saving money for the anticipated expensive gadget.
“Augmented reality is a live, direct or indirect, view of a physical, real-world environment whose elements are augmented by computer-generated sensory input such as sound, video, graphics or GPS data”, that is according to Wikipedia. I guess that explains a lot. Upon watching those viral videos of those who had experienced using Google glass, I am pretty sure that it will be a phenomenon especially in social networking, broadcasting and even in the business fields.
Updating everyone about the latest happenings around town or maybe about one’s personal life is a trend nowadays. Think of all the things you can do with Google glass: You can record every moment of your day. You can be presented with contextual information about everyone around you. You can play a game, be it a shooting, RPG, adventure, or trivia, game about anything and everything around you! Basically, this can interpret the world around you, for you, and add contextual information to whatever you are doing. The possibilities are huge!
But just like other big things, everything starts with humble beginnings. Google glass does not escape from the critics’ eyes. Some said that the gadget’s head mounted display could be a possible reason for accidents on streets. Another thing is its susceptibility against many factors. But again, it’s a development project, and possibilities of improvement spans widely with the help of technology’s current boundaries.
Looking forward, Google glass is a sure hit around the globe this 2013 (that’s if it will be released within the year). I’ll just wait for 2018 when its price might undergo drastic fall. But who knows what more technology has to offer that year? (Sigh…) I’ll just stick to my bulky desktop computer.