Google’s Project Glass is without question one of the most curious hardware endeavors the technology market has ever, or will ever see. One minute the Augmented Reality headset is grabbing the headlines, the next it’s yesterday’s news. On day the world’s critics are on the collective edges of their seats, the next the project seems largely pointless and of little interest.
There is, however, at least one individual that not only believes fervently in the Project Glass, but has no shame in broadcasting his confidence in the endeavor to the world. And once again, Mr. Sergey Brin himself has been spotted on the New York City Subway proudly sporting a Google Project Glass headset and sticking out like the sorest of thumbs.
In fact, it’s becoming rarer and rarer to see the Google bigwig out and about in public without this most bizarre of fashion statements glued to his head. The question is – is the scheme something of a deliberate ploy to get word out about Project Glass, or is Brin the first official addict to a craze destined to take over like the cellphone itself did many moons ago?
The frightening truth is that it could indeed be a heady mix of both.
Google’s Project Glass can be described in the most convoluted and pretentious terms possible, but is for all intents a purposes a high-end Smartphone the users wears on his/her face, freeing up valuable pocket-space. Controlled exclusively by voice commands, facial expressions, movements and gestures, Project Glass represents the most comprehensively hands-free communication experience yet.
From taking photos with the blink of an eye to scheduling appointments by voice-command only, some have dubbed Project Glass the next giant leap in Smartphone technology. By contrast, others have dubbed the concept vulgar, terrifying and an imminent danger to the public in terms of both general safety and social interaction as a whole.
Whichever the case may be, we’d originally expected to see a Project Glass release date this year, but it’s now more likely to arrive in 2014.