Today Google released a new concept for augmented reality glasses that allow you to stay perpetually connected. The glasses, dubbed ‘Project Glass’ will stream all varieties of digital media via a ‘heads up display’ imbedded directly into these futuristic shades. The promotional video shows a man going about his daily life, in New York City, helped along by all the perfectly timed suggestions from his new glasses.
While this certainly looks like one of the coolest new pieces of tech that could sublimate laptops and smart phones – the adoption of this technology just isn’t practical. Taking into account our massive daily media consumption, the Google Glasses will inundate you with reminders, texts, calls, emails, suggestions, invites, videos, etc. Not to mention, you’ll have to walk around wearing some goofy looking shades all day.
I love to stay connected; but, nothing beats taking a break by stuffing your iPhone into your pocket.