Google has finally talken the wraps off of something that’s been rumored for years – Project Glass. As revealed on the project’s Google+ page, Project Glass is a futuristic new type of augmented reality eyewear, providing you real-time information and feedback depending on your surroundings.
From the Google+ page:
We think technology should work for you—to be there when you need it and get out of your way when you don’t.
A group of us from Google[x] started Project Glass to build this kind of technology, one that helps you explore and share your world, putting you back in the moment. We’re sharing this information now because we want to start a conversation and learn from your valuable input. So we took a few design photos to show what this technology could look like and created a video to demonstrate what it might enable you to do.
Google’s likely not showing all of their cards yet, and a final release date is extremely unclear, but this is the sort of technological move forward that people have been imagining for years, and if Google pulls it off, one that likely will be remembered for a very long time.
The Verge shares a comment from New York Times reporter Nick Bilton, who suggests that the glasses may range anywhere from $250 to $600, and may be available by the end of 2012.