Smartphones to be replaced by Google's goggles

5 April 2012

Google has released a video (an jarringly, irritating tweefest that could well see you wanting to punch the eyes out of your skull) looking at the future of their technology, namely, Project Glass. This idea is based around a pair of smart-specs, dubbed 'Google goggles'. No, not the existing Google Goggles.

The Google X team said: "We think technology should work for you—to be there when you need it and get out of your way when you don’t. 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."

As you can see, the video shows the user getting an interactive Google map, as well as using the checking-in function and communication elements of G+ and the like. It also features a Siri style voice recognising technology, as well as a camera and face chat nonsense.

There's no talk of how near or far these glasses are, but Project Glass looks so sophisticated that it must be a way off yet... unless you want a pair of clunky, giant glasses that look like you're about to light a Bunsen burner or go skiing. Either way, welcome to a vision of the future. Is this the next stage after we all get tired of tablets? If so, here's a funny look at how awful these goggles could be.

TOPICS:   Technology   Mobile   Best Of Youtube   Gadgets


  • Martyn
    Just like the tech in "Daemon" and "Freedom"
  • Alan's m.
    You could walk around Sainbury's wearing them and people would think you've got Tourettes Syndrome as you shout out such things like "Anal Fisting"
  • Graeme
    What's that massive penis doing in that picture? Oh, sorry ot's a guitar, silly me. What a cunt I am.
  • Wonky H.
    @Alan's Other Mum Sounds like a normal day for me. In fact, I was in Sainburys today and some mental just walked up to me and said "Mr Russel said that popadoms are nether nuts or crisps"...true story..this lunchtime as well...
  • klingelton
    pfft, that was supposed to be a secret between me and thee, if you're going to blab it on the intermawebs, I'm not sharing info with you any more.
  • googlesucks
    Google isnt going to day they will own every single one of us.
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