How do virtual reality glasses sound?
Virtual reality glasses sound like something from a science fiction novel or a futuristic movie. Google has announced a concept, dubbed “Project Glass”, which will hopefully bring glasses with a HUD to real life.
According to Google, with Project Glass you’ll be able to see everything from text messages to maps to reminders. You may be able to display video chat invitations, follow step-by-step directions, and take photos and videos – all from simple voice commands.
With that said, ads may pop up while shopping which may also provide suggestions for other retail stores around the area. The ads could help businesses with exposure and might even be able to boost revenues of others thanks to possible sales and coupon usage.
Unfotunately, Google has no timeline for when the device will go on sale and there are no prices being thrown around. For all we know, this project may not come to life for another few years. And chances are, the people who will purchase this device may have to pay a hefty price.
But the advent of Project Glass raises important questions, like how safe will it be? With cell phone usage — in particular talking and texting — causing car accidents and major issues today, won’t glasses with a head-up display distract those who use them? With moving notifications being tossed around the lens, how much will it prevent people from driving or operating machinery safely?
This product may be the next breakthrough invention that everyone has been waiting for. It has the potential to do wonders for everyone from business owners to everyday consumers. But Google needs to be sure that it can address the possible complaints and saftey issues that may arise from Project Glass before it introduces a gamechanger like this.