People who constantly reach into a pocket to check a smartphone for bits of information will soon have another option: a pair of Google-made glasses that will be able to stream information to the wearer’s eyeballs in real time.
According to several Google employees familiar with the project who asked not to be named, the glasses will go on sale to the public by the end of the year. These people said they are expected “to cost around the price of current smartphones,” or $250 to $600.
The people familiar with the Google glasses said they would be Android-based, and will include a small screen that will sit a few inches from someone’s eye. They will also have a 3G or 4G data connection and a number of sensors including motion and GPS.
A Google spokesman declined to comment on the project. Story continued here.
A.B. I am shocked that these glasses have been invented. I usually would say that nothing surprises me from Google, but this is some insane futuristic stuff.
But what shocks me even more is the fact that they are expected to go on sale by the end of the year.
I thought this would be one of those hyped, “you might see it by the end of 2017″ type PR stories. Nope.
These glasses are real and they will be on your Christmas list.
So this leaves me wondering… is it now fair to expect the Back To The Future 2 hover board will hit the market in 2015 as the movie predicted?
One can only hope (and pray).
Sidenote – Can I get them with prescription lenses?