Wednesday, May 22, 2013
It’s a computer screen attached to a pair of eye glasses. Here’s a description from Wikipedia
Google Glass (styled as "Google GLΛSS") is a wearable computer with a head-mounted display (HMD) that is being developed by Google in the Project Glass research and development project, with the mission of producing a mass-market ubiquitous computer. Google Glass displays information in a smartphone-like hands-free format, that can interact with the Internet via natural language voice commands. While the frames do not currently have lenses fitted to them, Google is considering partnering with sunglass retailers such as Ray-Ban or Warby Parker, and may also open retail stores to allow customers to try on the device. The Explorer Edition cannot be used by people who wear prescription glasses, but Google has confirmed that Glass will eventually work with frames and lenses that match the wearer's prescription; the glasses will be modular and therefore possibly attachable to normal prescription glasses.
Here’s a photo.
Google is still developing the item, but an anti-Google Glass movement already has gained momentum. Note that the wearer can make photos and videos of others in the vicinity. Here’s a report from Legal Blog Watch. Would you forbid your students from wearing Google Glass in your classroom?