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Google Project Glass: Contact Lenses a ‘Long-Term Thing’

31 May

Tech

Google’s “Project Glass” augmented reality glasses seem pretty cool, but man, do they look dorky. Fortunately, Google seems interested in putting the technology into contact lenses in the distant future.

“I mean, that’s definitely a long-term thing,” Project Glass product lead Steve Lee said in an interview with Fast Company. “At this point, it seems like a natural evolution.”

Of course, Lee also defended the glasses in their current state. He said to think of it like jewelry — something people are proud of wearing. “In that case, you wouldn’t want it to be invisible — you want to show it off, like, ‘Hey! I’m part of the future.'”

Google announced Project Glass in early April, with a concept video that shows the user making video calls, scheduling appointments, getting directions and snapping photos. Not all the features in the video will show up in the finished…

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Posted by on May 31, 2012 in Technology

 

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