Google has revealed a project that has a concept of a pair of eye-glasses to feed information to a user. It’s interesting but IMHO lacks some obvious features:
- It’s asymmetric. Symmetry is high on the list of features that makes anything beautiful to humans. The “screen” is a semi-transparent rectangle in the field of view of the right eye. This will probably affect the mass-balance of the gadget making it obtrusive.
- It requires some learning. That is humans have strong eyes and weak eyes so something feeding into one eye may take a while to mix. It would be much more natural if both eyes could see the same information. This may not be a problem for simpler information like text. I could see this causing severe eye-strain. Lining up images for both eyes would likely require some controls and would increase the cost and complexity of the device.
- What would people who normally wear eye-glasses, as I, do? I suppose a prescription lens could be fitted.
The idea is cute and may eventually be ready but it is a bit limited as I see it.