Sometime in the near future you may see people walking around with eyeglasses on that only have a small lens visible at the top of one eye. They will be talking to seemingly nobody and possibly bumping into things while they update their Google+ profiles. They will be annoying to many of us the same way that the self-talking bluetooth-wearing phone people annoy.
Then, almost magically, it could all go mainstream to the point that it’s commonplace and we won’t think anything of it again.
Google’s Project Glass will attempt to bring augmented reality from a vision to a reality. The vision of a wearable visual and audio computer is approaching and may eventually be replaced by contact lenses with bionanotechnology running the circuitry connected directly to our eyeballs.
Members of the team are asking for help. Babak Parviz, Steve Lee and Sebastian Thrun want input.
“We’re sharing this information now because we want to start a conversation and learn from your valuable input,” the three employees wrote. “Please follow along as we share some of our ideas and stories. We’d love to hear yours, too. What would you like to see from Project Glass?”
Here’s the way their vision is heading so far: