Google Shows Off Awesome New "Project Glass" HUD Project

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szore

I can see now all the thugs snatching this off peoples faces on the street and in the subway...

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Ntldr

I want this. Personal HUD's would be amazingly epic. Wonder how much the data plan will cost and if it will be using like a cell signal or something way better?

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win7fanboi

Reminds me of Daemon and Freedom tm
http://www.amazon.com/Daemon-Daniel-Suarez/dp/0525951113

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R4ZOR X

Shut up and take my money!

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Ridnarhtim

If this can be properly incorporated into the glasses I wear anyway ... I'd pay a crapload for these. $500 easily.

However, I find it hard to imagine a phone/gps receiver + camera can be completely inconspicuously incorporated.

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Founck

Pretty sure that was the first high five for both of the guys in that video.

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Inglburt

The contact version is coming out next year.

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Donkey Fingers

Boring, stupid, who would want this? You can do every one of these things with your smartphone, and not look like an idiot in the process.

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BadCommand

No, you and your smartphone look like an idiot- you apparently just don't know you look like an idiot. Much in the same way a BT nipple sucker doesn't either.

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Inglburt

Until you look like an idiot because you are the only one that doesn't have them on.

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dgrmouse

Would someone PLEASE do a parody video? Especially the part about walking through a bookstore, done with poor quality speech recognition, bumping into lots of stuff, comically impaired vision from huge map overlays, and many onlooking patrons would be pee-yourself funny.

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beck_77

don't forget the pop up ad's, and bsod!

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vistageek

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t3TAOYXT840

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JBaz

And it needs to be in Russian...

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Brad Chacos

I will donate $0.25 on Kickstarter to fund this project. Awesome idea!

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vig1lant3

Yes. It's always good to start off any new project by buying a gumball.

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beck_77

This is ridiculous. Hey Google!, just go ahead and implant the brain microchips and get on with the telepathic communication technology already! Enough with this 'physical' equipment required silliness, its in the way of my REAL Oakley's!

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nikldan

Someday our future overlords will require us to wear these but they will be much improved.

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vistageek

Google glasses + google googles + wolfram alpha + math or vocab test=win.

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rb3m

Can I change them to see infrared? Or at least change colors to compensate for my colorblindness?

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drummingasm

The internet thing would probably be the easiest thing to solve. Almost every major phone carrier has internet pretty much everywhere in major cities. So if google latches onto a phone carrier, that wouldn't be a problem. (although it would be fun to see google go balls-to-the-wall and build their own wireless servers everywhere or straight buy them from other companies. Although i doubt they have enough capital) Besides one would mostly only need internet for FB/G+/receiving messages, all of which can be updated when one reaches an internet spot. For the "looking at things" aspect, google might have a huge buffer that covers everything around you for maybe 50 feet. That combined with constant GPS (i'm guessing) will eliminate the internet problem.

Battery: Who knows how good batteries will be in a few years. The battery could charge using background noise, solar energy, or bio energy (that's right i said it) like heat or KE. Or it could use just a normal epic battery that is small enough to fit in the glasses.

Speech recognition: this vid makes me lulz. The glasses would have to be better at recognizing human voices than other humans can. Since the glasses wrap around your head, I bet the glasses would be able to triangulate the source and eliminate background noise problems. But the hard facts are that human words frequently sound the same and humans may pronounce the same word differently at different times. These problems might be solved with probability guesses/context, but i feel the technology is pretty far off.

Ad by Google: Eventually someone will create a third party OS for the glasses that won't accidentally fry your eyes and do without the ads everywhere. Depends how open source google is about "project glass" when it comes out.

/wild_speculation

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frizzly

as far as batteries go, the government has incredible power sources that are far better. just consider that the satalites that were send out into space to take close up photos of the different planets in the solar system. they are still sending back photos. and they were sent out in 1977.

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slibinz

When you say "the government", what you really mean is "the aerospace industry", because the US government was simply using the best technology that the aerospace industry had available at the time. And don't get out your tin hats yet, there aren't any super-secret space-batteries out there, those probes and satellites have solar panels on them to recharge the batteries.

But I agree that battery strength wouldn't be an issue. I know I'd be willing to have an option for a long-term battery, say stored in your shirt pocket, to be connected to the glasses with a wire when the built-in battery pooped out.

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Phoenix_Jones

Sweet. Now I can read other peoples power levels.

Lets hope none are over 9000...

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Ridnarhtim

If this thing works with apps, that's probably the first one anyone will create. And I'll buy it.

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TommM

How much for the girl?

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AntonioGarrison

Cell phones suddenly become obsolete. Or possibly these glasses will be a "bluetooth" accessory to them. Providing them with all the connections they need to do what these glasses are shown doing.

I think it's a fantastic idea. I would get this added to my current glasses if possible.

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iceman08

If I could get Google Glasses as a part of my prescription glasses, I'd be perfectly ok with that

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NcOle

I would certainly invest in a pair of these as long as they could fit my prescription and the frames were a bit more stylish.

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JohnP

Yeah, my 1st thought too. How well would they work with my progressive i.e. bifocal) glasses?

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iceman08

I can't imagine that it'd be impossible for them to integrate it somehow. The glasses may be thicker to account for the HUD, or have some sort of projection on the frame aimed at the lens, but it's not entirely far fetched.

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bautrey

I would imagine having a good internet connection wherever you might go can a problem...

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B_H

Wat.
I don't even..
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Disregard logic. Acquire Google Glasses.

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PC Friendly

How many people wear glasses? I'm going to start just so I can have a screen interrupting me even more than my smartphone already does....uh no.

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