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