Imagine a world where we all sort of resemble Schwarzenegger from Terminator. Thanks to Google, it just may be the case before the end of 2012. It really sounds like something from Jonny Quest, given the fact that something really , really next generation is being brewed at a secret location in the San Francisco Bay Area. Some tout this as the beginning of the end of gadgets, is it?
Augmented Reality At Its Finest
On the onset, it’s not really something you could sport around as your average Police shades whilst still enjoying the functionality and the world behind the screen. Engineers at Google expect it to resonate the functionality of a smartphone- addictive, but use when needed. Being built in the Google X offices, a secretive laboratory near Google’s Mountain View HQs, the goggles will use the same Android software that powers smartphones and tablets. And like those devices, the glasses will be equipped with GPS and motion sensors, camera, and audio inputs and outputs. Through the built-in camera, Google will be able to stream images to its rack computers and return augmented reality information to the person wearing them.
A New Paradigm For Google AdWords
The technology sales aspect aside, one of the most innovative aspects of this latest Google revelation to the world-at-large is the ability to display relative ads. It just starts to make more sense in a real world for someone to be looking for something in a city district, and Google AdWords suddenly displays something from the store right around the block. It also reverberates Amazon and the Kindle Fire strategy, where its own device is used to channel more of its own arsenal to the general populace. A competitor or two for the product, and pretty soon we’ll see the end of gadgets, with the term “market-share battle” taking a completely new meaning a.k.a the dawn of a new era. Big time.