Although Google's Project Glass (or Google Glasses) continues to take a pounding on the interwebs, it's ridiculous to try and remain unexcited by the possibilities of this new technology. Sure, people wearing Google Glasses could get distracted and walk into a street sign - but that's really a small price to pay for some of the amazing things that we might be able to do with the final product.
Last month, Google X's Sebastian Thrun sat down with Charlie Rose to discuss the project. During that interview, he snapped a picture of Rose with his Google Glasses and posted it to his Google+ profile (also with his Glasses).
That photo failed to truly impress. But this newest photo taken with the Project Glass spectacles shows just how awesome these things could be when regular people start getting their hands on them.
From the Project Glass Google+ page:
We announced Project Glass in part to let our team start testing prototypes outside the office. +Sebastian Thrun, one of our project leaders, tried one out last weekend and we just had to share the result.
We’d love to hear about the types of moments you'd capture if you didn’t have to wait to pull out a camera or your phone. Please share your thoughts in the comments!
That looks like another eventual marketing strategy for Google: "for all those times you missed a moment because you didn't have your camera at the ready." The photo, of Thrun and his son, really is cool:
Now that we know about Project Glass and the fact that other companies are working on their own prototypes of similar technology, it's only a matter of time until the camera once again evolves. We just now hit the point where almost everyone has a camera in their pockets - and soon many people will have a camera on their face.