It may sound like a joke, but it isn’t: Google, the heavyweight champion of the Internet, is developing a device called “Project Glass” that is designed to integrate Internet access with glasses lenses. The project is still in experimental stages and may not see the light of day for many years down the road, but Google has released a video showcasing how they hope people might use this Internet eyewear in the future. Ideally, you would be able to:
- Map a route
- Listen to music
- Check the weather
- Communicate with friends
- Schedule events
Google says the development team has been looking for ways to seamlessly integrate the technology with prescription glasses, but they admit that this aspect of the project has met more than a few roadblocks. If you don’t need a glasses prescription (or if you wear contacts) this probably wouldn’t be an issue, but it would limit the amount of people who would be able to make daily use of Google Glasses – unless those people took advantage of LASIK eye surgery to correct their vision.
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