The small cheap computers of today are like bricks (cell-phones) of a decade ago compared to what Google has in mind. Google is talking of making glasses with a heads-up display of information. Things like GPS readouts, speed, location, news,… It’s everything you can do short of an implant in your brain… I guess that will be next.
I expect someone will put a smartphone in this thing with voice-activation. Perhaps that’s next year, but this looks like a great product to ship for Christmas in 2012.
“According to several Google employees familiar with the project who asked not to be named, the glasses will go on sale to the public by the end of the year. These people said they are expected â€œto cost around the price of current smartphones,â€ or $250 to $600.
They will also have a unique navigation system. â€œThe navigation system currently used is a head tilting to scroll and click,â€ Mr. Weintraub wrote this month. â€œWe are told it is very quick to learn and once the user is adept at navigation, it becomes second nature and almost indistinguishable to outside users.â€”
Are you drooling yet? I can see a side-effect of such a product being improved posture and stress-relief of the muscles of the neck…
see NYTimes – Google to Sell Heads-Up Display Glasses by Yearâ€™s End