Back in February when we told you that Google was in the process of creating glasses that “stream information to the wearer’s eyeballs in real time,” we assumed that it would be years (or at least months) before we actually saw anything come of it. Well readers, apparently the future is now, because a prototype version of those crazy-sounding Internet goggles was unveiled today, along with a POV video that allows you to imagine what it would be like to wear a pair while navigating through a typical day in New York.
From the looks of the promo clip, they’re trying to get a very specific demographic excited about this project; we don’t want to use the dreaded “h” word, but this is a guy who shops at the Strand, wants to learn how to play the ukelele, drinks Mud Truck coffee, and shares street art with his pals. Anyway, click through to watch the video, and let us know in the comments how you feel about this new technology. Does the idea of Google knowing exactly where you are and what you’re looking at seem at all freaky to you? More importantly, would you ever be caught dead in a pair of augmented reality glasses that look like this?