It is a vision to the Terminator that has presented, on Wednesday, Google, with the small glasses to embed information various in the field of vision of its user. This device, said of "augmented reality", is any of even less frightening than the viewfinder integrated of the cyborg killer interpreted by Arnold Schwarzenegger, but it foreshadows a future where the Web will be ubiquitous in the lives of all days, the point is that regardless of where one is located, with the possibility of access to services such as the GPS with inlay of direction on the field of view or the sending of small electronic messages by voice command. The device called "Project Glass" is still in the prototype stage, but the small transparent screen placed above the eye is already much more discreet than the systems of large eyeshields proposed by other companies.
Google has not yet shown the machine in operation, but has released a short video showing, from the point of view of the user, how the service could operate. We see how a person can view its appointments for the day with his first coffee, check the weather before going out in the streets of New York, change its route along the way, exchange messages with a friend, the all, of course, with the services provided by Google!
The stakes of this system, which is part of the trend of "computers ready to wear", is to Google the opportunity to expand the accessibility of all its services, and the advertising that accompanies, in addition to the smartphones, on which it is already present with its Android system. In February last, rumours announced elsewhere that the glasses of Google also work under Android.
Apple also studied this kind of augmented reality, to evidence a patent filed in 2008 on a system of screens built into the glasses. But Google seems to have taken the advance on its major rival, since the New York Times reports that Google has debauchery at Apple one of the major experts in the field, Richard DeVaul.
The "Project Glass" is developed in the heart of a new top secret laboratory in California, Google X, which works on other alien projects with high potential, such as the car that led any single.