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Would You Wear The Google Glasses?

Updated on April 15, 2012

Would you like to go down the street and see information about someone you don't know? Would you want to see the price tag of shopping items by just looking at them? How about whatever you look at you can find out information about it? Yes, I am talking about Google glasses, the new piece of tech Google is working on.

Here is a glimpse of what it might be like:

So? What do you think? These "glasses" might bring about a huge technological shift in how we interact with technology, that's all. Here is how I think it will happen:

The Google Glasses are released to the public. Most people want to buy them, about 3/4 of the ones who what to buy them actually do. Within a year the 1/4 that waited because they didn't need them as badly, buy them. People will use these augmented reality glasses to "assist" themselves in their daily routine.

The next question is...do we need them? Google glasses wont give us something we haven't had before, but they will make life easier than before. Instead of looking down at your phone you just have to look where you want to go and speak. These glasses are subtle, compared to competitors versions of augmented reality glasses. Supplementing what you see is better than changing what you see; that is a little creepy.

But, what if there was an alternative to the augmented reality glasses? What if you didn't need to have glasses to help you navigate your way around the tech world?

Introducing Google#:

What do you guys think? Would you prefer Google glasses or Google#? Take the poll below and see what others think.

Do you think this product is better than the Google glasses?

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Do you want to have the freedom of not wearing "glasses"?

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    • exthus profile image

      exthus 

      6 years ago

      I hear that they are available for pre-order now! $1,500 (http://iclarified.com/entry/index.php?enid=22868) Pretty expensive! Would be awesome though.

    • DavyCrockett profile imageAUTHOR

      DavyCrockett 

      6 years ago

      Yep, Google would be able to monitor what we are looking at all the time. Giving that much power to one company is frightening. I trust that they wont sell our information, but we do know they look at what we look at...and that could mean they could take ideas, ect.

    • exthus profile image

      exthus 

      6 years ago

      That would be awesome :D I agree... not too bad a price for a pair, although they'll probably be £400 and £600 in the UK, stuff like that always seems to be more expensive here... still, well worth it... the one thing I would be a little weary of is the amount of extra information Google when then have about you. The amount of information they store already about peoples internet use is crazy, imagine what information they could capture with people wearing these as part of everyday life.

    • DavyCrockett profile imageAUTHOR

      DavyCrockett 

      6 years ago

      I've heard around $400 to $600 dollars for a pair. Not too bad considering the technology that is required to operate these glasses. Google is actually testing these in public right now so I would have to say within the next one or two years.

    • exthus profile image

      exthus 

      6 years ago

      I really like the idea of them and can't wait to get my hands on a pair :) Do we know how long until theyre available? Or what kind of price we will be looking at for them??

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