Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG)’s Project Glass has been rumored and speculated for months but now it looks like the project is becoming a reality. The search giant’s co-founder Sergey Brin recently talked to Bloomberg and he said that Project Glass will be available to developers as the Explorers Edition phase sometime next year and in the following year, Project Glass should be available to the public.
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Yesterday at the I/O conference, the company introduced the beta version of the futuristic augmented reality glasses which will cost $1,500.
These glasses, which feature clear lenses attached to a transparent cube and a small camera on the right, have a revolutionary purpose as they allow you to surf the internet, read maps, play sports, and more. Obviously, Google Glass is still in the testing phase so it’s hard to predict on what other features they’ll have or what specs they will feature. Google likes to keep the most exciting details under wraps.
It sounds like Project Glass could possibly change the way people use mobile technology and computers. It’s important to recognize that although nothing is set in stone, Google is paving a new way for people to utilize technology. For years, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has lead the technology market with their popular gadgets like the iPhone and iPad, gadgets which inspire many of their top competitors to create hundreds of imitations. Now it’s Google’s turn to set the standard and possibly change modern internet technology. As I’ve mentioned before, it’s way to early predict the future of Google Glass but it sure sounds exciting. The only question left to consider if safety. If internet-enabled glasses or something similar is created, it’s possible that people could use these devices while driving automobiles or other types of vehicles as that would pose a great danger for everyone. I’m hoping that Google will keep safety in mind first and perhaps work with the government to pose few safety mandates.