May 9th, 2012
I’ve been reading all the excitement surrounding Google’s new augmented reality project, Google Glasses.
In case you missed it, these are essentially Oakley-style sunglasses with a lens-mounted HUD (the head-up display fighter pilots use for altitude, vector, targeting etc.). Wearing a pair, you can read and compose emails, view calendar events, check the weather, take phone calls and, according to the promo video accompanying the launch, learn to play the ukulele.
While this all may appear like great fun, it’s being touted by some quite serious tech journos as nothing less than the natural replacement for the smartphone as our primary communications device.