If you think Google’s Project Glass is just a toy for the geeky guys and gals, then you’ve got another thing coming. It’s actually just as cool for everyone else, which means it’s time for you to take action now and own one of these fantastic accessories. Glasses are one of the fastest growing trends in technology today. More people every day are buying them in order to experience what it’s like to “fixate” on things without having to get up and move around. It’s almost like you’re wearing two different glasses!
With so many people walking around with glasses strapped to their faces, you can’t help but wonder how technology is advancing so quickly and easily. And right now, there are some pretty amazing advances. One such technology involves developing artificial intelligence into the glasses themselves. By doing this, Google scientists are hoping to create a new breed of glasses that can recognize and act accordingly on the fly, no matter where they are.
Imagine being able to look down and see a small icon or symbol in the bottom right-hand corner of your eye. For example, if you were looking at a street scene and saw a red truck, then you could simply press a button on your Glass to instantly tell you where that truck is. It will then go find the location on your GPS, or whatever other navigation device you happen to be using at the moment. No more buttons, just natural, intuitive navigation functions that never have to be turned off or on again.
Another advancement is in the field of speech recognition technology. We’ve all heard about Google’s efforts with Google Wave and now with Google Hoover, they’re working on completely revolutionizing the way we communicate with each other. If you were talking to a friend on a Skype call, and they didn’t have your computer on, and you had to shut your computer down in order to hear them, what good would that have done you? Well, with Google’s voice-recognition software, that will never happen. You’ll immediately hear your friend’s voice coming through, no matter where they are on the planet.
You also won’t have to worry about people talking to you via text, because Google has been working on bringing voice to glass. This means that you can actually have a virtual keyboard on your smart glasses, and type whatever you want. And, you’ll never have to fiddle with any buttons, because all of them will be clearly visible. Pretty soon, you may not even need your hands anymore to carry around your computer, because it will be small and wireless, and you’ll be able to use it just like you would your regular glasses.
In addition to making driving safer, these little accessories are also designed to make your experience with your phone, laptop, tablet or whatever else all that much more convenient. For instance, many glasses users are always pressed for time, and they often forget to take their phone with them. With Google’s invention, taking your phone will just be a matter of pulling out your own data from your Gmail account, and hitting a few buttons.
However, the biggest advantage that Google has figured out is that these glasses will also help people see better. If you are like most people, you are never able to see far enough, and this could easily lead to missing things that you would have spotted if you were able to see properly. These solutions will also reduce the strain on your eyes by reducing the bright lights that can blind you. This way, you can stay more focused on your work or whatever you are doing.
Finally, another advantage that smart eyewear like Google Glass will offer is that it will raise the bar for computer performance. As we know too well, today’s computers are not able to cope with all of the intensive tasks that people have, and often slow down because of it. With these glasses on, you will be able to get more done in less time.