Sunday, March 4, 2012
Awesome William Gibson future becoming reality, courtesy of Google
Before 2013, Google says it will be selling what it terms Heads-Up Display glasses. These "Google goggles" will include gps, a navigation system, and will stream live information -- essentially providing an overlay of the real world complete with data about one's surroundings and friends in the vicinity. The heads-up glasses are part of a broader technological movement towards an augmented reality where the outside world is merged with data from the Internet.
New types of socially-driven, personalized technologies (think Apple, FaceBook, etc.) are pushing the bounds of privacy, but in the long term one hopes that that these technologies will both add value while straddling that line between privacy concerns and crowd-sourced benefits.