Google Testing Project Glass: Amazing Augmented Reality Glasses


Posted April 4, 2012 - By Leah Jackson

Google has released an update on their augmented reality technology, Project Glass. According to the developers, they want to create a technology that should work for you, "to be there when you need it and get out of your way when you don't."

Project Glass was originally announced back in February. At the time, it was said that the glasses would have Android, pack 3G or 4G connectivity, a GPS, a low-resolution camera, a range of sensors, and cost anywhere between $250 and $600. The project is still in very early development, but Google released a  video demonstrating what Project Glass might enable you to do in the future, and holy crap is it amazing. This is the future, people! We're almost there!


"We’re sharing this information now because we want to start a conversation and learn from your valuable input. So we took a few design photos to show what this technology could look like and created a video to demonstrate what it might enable you to do," said Google on the Project Glass Google+ page.

While the Kinect, Move, and Wii all try to make you the controller, that's not the case with Project Glass. With this sort of technology, while it's not exactly being created for gaming, it could certainly be used in the gaming realm. Imagine seeing your HUD through Project Glass, or making notes in puzzle games via voice chat.

The possibilities are endless, so I ask you,  what sort of gaming implementations do you want to see come out once this type of technology releases? Would you use it to talk to teammates in multiplayer games, or share your score on Google+? Let us know in the comments section.

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Google Testing Project Glass: Amazing Augmented Reality Glasses