Google Glass and Augmented Reality’s Future

by Moin Uddin Ahmed Tipu

Google Glass and other augmented reality projects are about to break onto the scene. But what does an augmented reality look like and how can it enhance our lives? Anthony has a sneak peak into the future.

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48 comments

wildflame1001 September 9, 2013 - 4:18 PM

The only thing I can think about is going up to someone wearing them and shouting "SEARCH GAY PORN" and run off.

Larkinchance September 11, 2013 - 5:28 PM

That's just fine! Now the police can search the network for people in any area wearing GoogleGlass,..
They can take the unwitting user over and use them as a mobile zombie cam..
While they are doing that, generate an instant dossier on you, face recognize your friends, determine everyone's political affiliations and arrest anyone buying a tiny bit of pot.
Not to mention forgetting you are wearing them when typing in your pin at the ATM.

Larkinchance September 11, 2013 - 5:45 PM

We are unwitting constructing the Matrix. Google Glass is just one more small step in acclimatizing ourselves to being part of a larger organism.

While it appears to enhance the capability of the individual it actually co-opts it at the expense of your independence.

Today, many people would not know what to do if the lost connectivity.
Tomorrow, you may die without connectivity. (Do you want this?)

Zack September 13, 2013 - 2:46 PM

Sweet now I can use both hands…if you know what I mean

Shane Carney September 15, 2013 - 4:17 PM

you sir, are a genius

ButtKraken September 18, 2013 - 8:53 AM

It's true you can't remember your phone number anymore, but that just means you've freed up your mind to remember other things. Of course, you can make the counter-argument to this of: with less daily exercises like the simple memorization of numbers our brain will become atrophied and our ability to remember reduced. If you were to say that then I would say: you can stimulate your brain with more meaningful tasks than number memorization. For instance, watching DNews :D

Torrey wright September 22, 2013 - 1:51 PM

Eyephone

Dustin Korpi September 26, 2013 - 3:31 PM

Just what I want to see. Advertisements projected into my fucking eyeball all day long.

Dekareen October 19, 2013 - 10:00 PM

OFCOURSE………….DARPA

EpicTuber123 October 20, 2013 - 3:28 AM

Google Glass will turn to dirt in your eyes after you see this- go to spaceglasses. com. I just heard about it recently, and I'm really exited :D It's one of those things that you just get SUPER exited about :D Funny that I'm so exited about this that I sound like one of those stupid spam messages about the free iPad 3. xD

EpicTuber123 October 20, 2013 - 3:30 AM

The average person should be able to know at least 5 phone numbers by heart. Also… what??? Knowing something will take up space in our brains for other things??? Our brains don't have a limit. -_-

Julian Michelucci October 22, 2013 - 12:01 PM

This technology is not necessary. There is nothing good that will cultminate from this. I'm all for helping the blind people though.

Death Templer October 25, 2013 - 12:40 AM

So this is basically a smartphone strapped to your face with a smaller lens? I think the big step was when I decided it would be more fun to use Oculus Rift with ARtoolkit and other Augmented Reality Programs to make an environment that has 3d projections you can interact with. I've made a sword that I can move around and I can cast "spells" and all the other cools stuff. I'm already working on making a HUD and making my own Sword Art Online. Good job Google. Those glasses are cute

Death Templer October 25, 2013 - 12:43 AM

Clearly they were in the same place as Gamefly
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Dan Janucik November 5, 2013 - 4:20 AM

Your brain is obviously limited. You don't have an infinite brain.

EpicTuber123 November 5, 2013 - 5:07 AM

What makes you say that?

CaptainSkelebones November 5, 2013 - 9:15 AM

you only have 5-6 petabytes in your brain thats like 5000-6000 terrabytes

Dan Janucik November 6, 2013 - 5:04 AM

Your brain is smaller then 1 cubic foot. A computer that's bigger can process more. A creature with a smaller brain can proccess less.

EpicTuber123 November 6, 2013 - 5:34 AM

That's just a myth, the size of the brain doesn't have anything to do with it.

Dan Janucik November 6, 2013 - 9:23 AM

Are you literally saying that a finite thing can hold infinite data?

Ramoan Lee November 12, 2013 - 2:52 AM

This is a good example of some of the technologies that seem simply logical to me.  I invisioned Google glass as more of a fiber-optic cable with a lens on the end focused directly on the retina.  But those contact lenses sound much harder to steal.  I don't like expensive things I utilize being so easy to walk off with.

nahomy salvadon November 13, 2013 - 3:12 AM

it awsome so wat if it looks silly u have the world right in front of ur eyes

Habib November 19, 2013 - 2:56 AM

It sounds awesome but something about me is like. that sounds like it may end poorly

requiemforacloud November 23, 2013 - 4:41 PM

I want a Cortana like interface to follow me around wherever I go! The future needs to get here already. 

muffdriver69 November 23, 2013 - 10:18 PM

Watching porn will never be the same.

GamerGate Deutsch November 24, 2013 - 5:50 PM

This and 3D printers will be next great thing. I wonder if the realtime data synchronisation of the google glasses can keep up with the human senses. Otherwise it would be annoying as hell to wait for your device to finish processing it. (Anyone else here that has to work with a 2008 company laptop ?).

Jun Wu November 25, 2013 - 11:12 AM

where is the google glass, cheating

Casey Pflipsen November 26, 2013 - 10:11 AM

what the fuck does augmented reality mean?

jack millan December 1, 2013 - 8:40 PM

People don't seem to grasp the law of accelerating returns (commonly known as moore's law) computing power doubles every year today that can be seen everywhere for instance smart phones have only been around for 6 years yet they are so ingrained into culture, everyone has one, and most people couldn't picture life without them. 

Malvictis December 8, 2013 - 10:12 PM

I've been thinking about augmented reality on car windshields for a long time.  And the contact lenses sound amazing until pop-up ads block someone's vision while they're driving.   This is awesome.

Bryce Webster December 16, 2013 - 7:51 AM

OH, no! my glasses broke, i can't think…some one HELP!!!!

Thurston Lhast December 30, 2013 - 2:59 PM

AR doesn't replace cogitation, it assists it.  It'll really be up to people how much of one's daily life it assists.  Rule of thumb is if it improves efficiency in some area of one's life they'll go for it.  As for the terrible fears about how it'll make people dumber…yeah…that is a fallacy.  Simple test, compare the average knowledge base of say a 15 year old from 2011 to the same age kid from 2001 and so on back every decade until you run out of viable data.  I think you'll find the reverse is true, we are getting smarter, not dumber.

Lara Arikan January 2, 2014 - 5:33 PM

Developers, do you think the pre-order is worth it?

Papa John January 8, 2014 - 4:04 AM

Google glass sucks. Either the Meta Pro space glasses or the Atheer One are the true next big thing. The Atheer One is more realistic with its $350 price tag. The Meta Pro is a lot more functional but have a $3,500 price tag.

gay anime January 15, 2014 - 5:29 AM

love that tv dropping from a window where he talks about heads-up displays in cars

Audrey Elizabeth February 8, 2014 - 3:59 AM

everything he talked about in the last half of this video is EXACTLY like the plot of the book "Feed" by M.T. Anderson.

Tara Nicole Payne February 12, 2014 - 1:28 PM

Meta glass is going to be better than google, and the dev. ver is cheaper..

gwkowe March 5, 2014 - 4:55 PM

Centipede

Shimohi Kagami March 21, 2014 - 3:27 AM

Right now, I'm imagining the awesome things augmented reality can do for gaming. Like… Oh! Atlus should SO make an AR Shin Megami Tensei game where your Google Glass or other devices like it IS a COMP! That would be SO COOL!

Raffy Sonata April 19, 2014 - 9:40 PM

wow it's cool but terrifying …

An King May 7, 2014 - 6:43 AM

If these implants can let blind people see… Can it let general people see 360?

Jamie Mendoza May 21, 2014 - 5:51 AM

Good, but not this good…http://igg.me/at/arheadset/x/7545114

Tommy Ceron June 4, 2014 - 7:04 AM

I will be convince this technology is useful for me, when I will be able to be able to look at information about topics in lectures in real time, this will enhance learning, of course if used properly

Ogulcan Canbazoglu June 17, 2014 - 10:38 PM

simply tech will take over

Eric Wilkins August 16, 2014 - 10:05 AM

Glass should really only cost about 80-100 bucks

Vaporwave Vocap September 14, 2014 - 6:45 AM

I'm not getting a Glass until it is significantly upgraded… Or they make the price lower.

Epic Bacon Boy December 4, 2015 - 6:05 AM

LOL like if your watching in 2015 Google Glass is a failure

Rhiane Persaud December 11, 2021 - 11:31 AM

And 8 years later we've completely forgotten about Google Glass…