Skip to comments.Google to Sell Heads-Up Display Glasses by Year’s End
Posted on 02/22/2012 11:08:09 AM PST by HeartlandOfAmerica
People who constantly reach into a pocket to check a smartphone for bits of information will soon have another option: a pair of Google-made glasses that will be able to stream information to the wearers eyeballs in real time.
According to several Google employees familiar with the project who asked not to be named, the glasses will go on sale to the public by the end of the year. These people said they are expected to cost around the price of current smartphones, or $250 to $600.
The people familiar with the Google glasses said they would be Android-based, and will include a small screen that will sit a few inches from someones eye. They will also have a 3G or 4G data connection and a number of sensors including motion and GPS.
A Google spokesman declined to comment on the project.
Seth Weintraub, a blogger for 9 to 5 Google, who first wrote about the glasses project in December, and then discovered more information about them this month, also said the glasses would be Android-based and cited a source that described their look as that of a pair of Oakley Thumps.
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Ghost in the Shell like tech, cool.
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” Sounds ultra-cool! “
If “Texting While Driving” is a driving hazard - this could be a nightmare...
Is that guy in the Hummer seeing me, or is he seeing the ball game??
Cool - yeah...
For information on where to find the glasses, simply use your Safari browser with all privacy settings set to 'on'. Google will find you.
Just root them and install Ad-Free Android. :D
But that wouldn’t be nearly as exciting.
Or for porn. And for the same reason.
anti driving with HUD glasses laws passed in 5 4 3.....
Least the glasses will tell them what kind of tree they crashed into. And the address to call the police to.
Oh goody, now goo gle can track you wherever you go! Goo gle sux.
“Gee why is Frank smiling all the time he has his new Google Glasses on?”
Because Frank is watching porn and nobody knows.
(Face it...you just KNOW someone’s going to be doing this...)
To me, the need to be connected constantly is a sign of mental illness.
“Least the glasses will tell them what kind of tree they crashed into. And the address to call the police to.”
Well, there is that, a feature I guess.
Google Goggles ?
So now google wants to track everything we see and say OFF the internet?
People will try driving with the glasses on, and then they’ll have a blind spot right in front to them instead of to their left. That ought to make it even more interesting driving with dummies.
I can envision geeks crashing into trees...as a google pop-up ad totally blocks their vision.
Funny, but FYI, Google doesn't do pop-ups. Ever. It's policy.
--proud former Googler
They'll probably track everything you look at, too.
Goo gle sux.
Oh, damn. I hate and distrust Google, but I’d LOVE these things!
Sounds like a new rash of cases of vertigo for the neurologists to treat. I can’t wait to see someone driving while wearing a pair of those. Texting swervers are bad enough.
I drive a short sport car and frequently have to veer away from some inconsiderate dipshit talking/texting on the phone, even though California has outlawed it, which I'm okay with. Their right of free speech is superseded by my right of life.
Sheese, I see the soccor-mom's on the phone in my own neighborhood just a yacking away to this day. Really? They couldn't have made the call before they left home or when I see them heading into our cul-de-sac and get home?
Just what us fwy people need, another distraction. /s
It's bad enough dodging teenagers text messaging...
I thought about the issue of “driving hazard” as well. But don’t Air Force fighter pilots already use something along these lines? I’m honestly not sure. But if they can do it at 500 mph (or whatever) then it may not be as big a problem as we imagine.
But as a pedestrian I’m not looking forward to the guinea pig stage.....
The Star Trek: TNG episode where a computer game is played through a visor worn by the player springs to mind. Hmmmm.
Hopefully. My right to life supersedes their right to watch crap and drive. Screw them. I hope these glasses are outlawed. Do you have any idea how many accidents are caused by kids while talking/texting while driving even when handling their smart phones at steering wheel level, which most don't? I just read a large percentage. Great, give them another tool to distract them from paying attention to the road so as to kill or maim someone else. /s.
Hell, let's make alcohol legal down to learner permit age./s As if teens and others are not killed enough every year on our hwys because of stupidity.
As I mentioned above, your rights stop at the point they infringe upon my rights. People talking/texting or future viewing while driving are a hazard to my and my wife's health. Too bad. Wait till you are frigging home, or pull over!
5...4...3 until these dumb as glasses are outlawed. I say good.
That sounds fantastic...I want it now.
The stuff in the Air Force’s HUD is flight related, basically a bunch of the information on their dash board so they don’t have to look away from their flight to see it. Not youtube videos.
Just as well say that they were going to have an accident cause they were studying something in their rear view mirrors for a few seconds.
If someone is going to have an accident because they can't focus their eyes, glasses aren't going to help or hurt in the long run.
Yes, in one eye IIRC, but they are highly trained. Big difference with some kid looking into stereo glasses or trying to focus on one eyepiece.
You're kind of missing the point/benefit of the glasses - streaming. Much different than a glance in the mirror or quick change of channels on the radio. Youngsters (others) already get side-tracked by their smart phones and cause many accidents. They don't need something else to kill my wife because they are so obsessed with surfing YouTube. Let them sit in their bedroom and stream/network to their little hearts' content.
Pay attention to the damn road. This is a bad idea. Will be doubly bad after they leave the latest rave, niteclub, or party while buzzed/drunk and need an on-line fix.
I'm not looking to be offended. However, I WILL be offended when some dipshit is watching some stupid video or chatting (probably will have voice capability)and runs me over.
Just because something is doable doesn't make it a good idea. If that were the case, let's lower the drinking age to 16 for those with new licenses. Let's make sure every young kid and their stupid GenX parents can browse away while operating a ton of steel next to us. /s
“Just because something is doable doesn’t make it a good idea.”
Sure, but you’re can’t hold back innovation because someone will misuse it. You can try, but it just won’t work. If you think this is bad, wait 20-30 years and they will be implanting a miniature smart phone into your skull with a direct connection to the brain, and the HUD will be in a contact lens or tapped right into the optic nerve.
Perhaps they can come up with something that plugs into our anuses too, this way every orafice will have type of electronic interface in it.
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