February 24, 2012
Would you wear a computer? Google’s hoping you will, according to a recent report from The New York Times. The Times’ Nick Bilton has more information on the famed Google glasses with a heads-up display that 9 to 5 Google’s Seth Weintraub teased to in December.
The glasses, Weintraub wrote in a follow up, would look similar to normal glasses, but would have location information that appeared on the lenses. An unnamed person told Weintraub that the glasses will look just like normal glasses with the exception of a couple of buttons.
… The glasses will reportedly have a three- or four-inch screen that will display information pulled from various Google services about the wearer’s surroundings. The glasses are also said to be able to record video — which should appeal to spy thriller or Terminator fans.
Those worried about covert surveillance may be happy to hear that the team at Google has reportedly been internally discussing how to make it “obvious” that the glasses are recording.