Zombie glasses… oops sorry, Google glasses are the latest rage in the tech world! When Google introduced project glass for the first time, there were two kinds of responses. One group is really excited about this ‘sci-fi’ novelty and the others not so happy about the ‘invention’. Which side is correct? Let’s see.
What is Google glass?
Google glass is a smart glass with mainstream computing. It has an inbuilt heads-up display and a battery integrated into the frame. Wearable electronic devices are not something new and have been in the market for a long time. However, Google glass is expected to be the first wearable computing device with many features and multiple functions. The glass will likely be available in the market by early 2014.
How does the Glass work?
The glass will have an AMOLED display or crystal clear LCD to offer information right in front of your eyes. It contains GPS and camera. You can click pictures or navigate on the go. The glass recognizes head movements and you can tilt your head (in the required directions) to browse through information. Google glass is compatible to voice input or output.
What are the features in Google glass?
It will be an android-enabled glass (smartglass!) including small GPS with 3G/4G data connections and motion sensors. Google glass can be connected to a smartphone through Bluetooth or WiFi. The Glass also has a front facing camera with flash.
How is Google Glass useful?
You can do anything with Google glass as you can do in smart phones. It opens a list of options and you can check your reminders and notifications by a single click. Look out of the window to know the current temperature and weather of the day. You can dictate the message you want to send your friends. You get advance information when you approach a destination. For example, when a subway is suspended, the information pops-up the minute you turn in the direction. It shows you an alternate route using the GPS system. In short, it can do anything a smartphone does.
Will Google be useful?
Nobody knows as it hasn’t hit the market and Google is still mending some of the loopholes. One of the biggest challenges is making a glass that can be used in darkness and bright sunlight. Wearable displays at present have to be set apart by two feet for it to be compatible to all environments.
If we are going to concentrate on glass, we will obviously not concentrate on our surrounding. Imagine bumping into someone while you try to send a message to your friend! How can Google glass be helpful when you are driving or when you are walking on a sidewalk? The heads-up display can be really distracting.
People are going to be walking around like zombies trying to tilt their head in all directions to get various tasks done. Pop-ups on a web browser is really annoying, imagine having the same right in front of your eye every five minutes (Google’s main source of income is through these ads). These are some of the (major) setbacks with Google Glass. Apart from this, there might be a few issues with privacy. Google glass might take a back-up of every browser you visit and anything you try doing online.
If you don’t mind looking ridiculous, can’t lift your hand to pick a phone, don’t mind walking around like a zombie or not bothered about your car getting hit then Google Glass is a great wearable device to buy!
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