During Google IO, Sergey Brin gave a demonstration of the much buzzed Google’s Project Glass. His friend JT jumped out of an airplane and the audience could follow the sky via Google+. The glasses contain a touchpad, a microphone, small speakers a gyroscope, accelerometers and a compass.
It will be available for € 1500 early next year.
It’s amazing how Google again has “the coolest thing around”. In a year or two I can go to the zoo with my kids and stream everything live on my Google+ account meetup so my family can join us. While I look around, I will see via layers information about all the animals and a gps map of the zoo. While I walk around I hear in my headphone various family and friends talking and I can see their faces on my glasses, I can talk back to them while being there. While walking I have a little screen where I can watch the show I missed that day before. When I look around I see above the heads of people their social network stream and profile. I suddenly see someone who is fan of Keith Laumer and decide to send him an invite first, I then talk to him. Great to have instant meet-ups.
The next day I drive to a new work location and I realize that I never used the build-in gps before, I now see the road and the directions projected in my glasses including traffic information and layers of information via the TomTom app for GG. in the bottom right I scroll through the news of that day after which I switch to the streaming news update. When I enter the building I see a summary of the people that are in there including their distance in my social network. I don´t need to ask directions, the glasses guide my to the place that was sent to me in my mail. While I scroll to my mail and read the meeting summary I see the Linkin profiles of the people in the meeting. And while walking I see someone who also works at my company, above his head it shows he knows some colleagues of mine also so I say hi to him (I always forget names so I can not even live anymore without these glasses). When I enter the meeting coffee is already ready because it picked up my preferences from my coffee meeting app. On my left eye a powerpoint presentation is shown. while I have a calculator in the bottom right (yes, all transparant 30%). A cool new app I downloaded in my glasses is called “cold-reading-app”, the basic version recognizes 10 basic emotions of people but the pro version even shows you advanced information on people’s wishes while it uses some intelligence to mix it with information from their social network. So when I have to react to a question the app shows me 10 choices of answers, 5 funny and 5 serious. It also shows the answer it expects from that person and the reaction which I will give after that. Pretty handy, could not live without it. I pose the joke and the app calculated it right: it matched with the situation and baselined with all the people present.
I leave and a skype message for GG pops up. It is my kid, he saw that the meeting was over from my shared agenda, so he decided to call me, I can see that he is in a football match, so I coach him while he is running on the field (extra durable GG glasses). I bought him the football pro app, which display lines in front of him and calculates, based on the stats of other players, the best route to score a point (I spend months developing smart algorithms for the team).
On the GG lifehacker app I read that Apple and Samsung are planning to release some new glasses with integrated projectors. That seems cool, so you can then project a window what you see on any surface, Much like having a TV we used to have back then, more than a year ago. I arrive at home and see my dungeon (I bought the dungeon template for $40 for the augmented pro app). Some orcs attack me, so I draw my sword and slay them and enter my dungeon. My house now knows I am at home and turns on all devices.
My wife is reading a e-book and watching a movie on the left lens. I turn on the layers for wild nights app and she turns on hers.
What a great day (and night)