Future Google gogs
An unnamed source has revealed more details about Google’s futuristic “Terminator” glasses.
According to the tipster, the glasses will feature an augmented reality display that will give the user a unique view of surroundings, a view more advanced than one seen through traditional glasses and more immersive than on a smartphone.
The glasses, which could look like Oakley Thumps, will reportedly be controlled by a user’s head-tilts. These glasses aren’t the only project that Google is working on.
According to VentureBeat, the search giant recently hired an Apple senior director of product integrity to work on a top-secret project that is likely to be under the direction of Google co-founder Sergey Brin.
In November, The New York Times reported that Brin leads Google’s super-secret projects from a mysterious Bay Area lab called Google X. The Times article stated that the projects being developed at Google X include a space elevator, driverless cars and robots.
Prototypes of the driverless cars actually made their debut in 2010. According to a New York Times article from the time, the seven test cars, which had a passenger on board to take over if things went awry, drove a combined distance of 1 600km (1 000 miles) with zero human help.
Google is taking on ambitious and even science fiction-like technology as part of its Solve for X forum dedicated to “moonshot thinking”.
Google defines this as “efforts that take on global-scale problems, define radical solutions to those problems, and involve some form of breakthrough technology that could actually make them happen”. – Huffington Post