Google Introduces Internet Glasses, Washington Post

Posted April 5th, 2012 at 7:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Google has unveiled a glimpse of what the very near future could look like.

The Internet giant this week introduced “Project Glass” — a pair of futuristic-looking glasses connected to the Internet. Google demonstrated the new glasses during a stroll in New York City.

The glasses let users have a Web-chat while they walk, see maps and directions, and even find out instantly that their intended subway station is closed.

The glasses can snap photographs and let you know that a friend is nearby. Need a cup of coffee? The glasses can inform you of the location of the nearest coffee shop.

Google says the new glasses are still in the experimental stage and not yet available in stores. The company says it wants ideas from the public on other ways to use the glasses.

The company also says it will consider concerns from some high-technology experts about privacy and how people who wear prescription glasses could use the new device.