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Are you here wondering what all the Google Glass fuss is about?
Here’s the basics to get you up to speed:
Google Glass is arguably the most advanced wearable computer that money can buy c. 2013. Designed to resemble a pair of eyeglasses, it packs a massive amount of computing power into a total package that is slim, lightweight, and on the edge of modern fashionability… a genuine first in the Age of Wearables.
Glass delivers small relevant packages of information directly to the eye of the user via a micro-projector. It enables the user to interact with information in a natural, generally non-interruptive, and completely hands-free manner.
Philosophically, Glass is the first interactive computing device that offers genuine presentational intimacy. In other words, both the audio and video delivered to the user are on a completely private channel, and unobservable by those around you.
Secondarily, Glass functions as a life-logging device, a.k.a. spy camera and audio recorder. Glass can, with the utterance of a voice command or a simple hand gesture, record high resolution photographs, HD video, and/or complete audio recordings of whatever is going on around you.
Finally, Glass is a fully-functioning stand-alone computing device that sits on your face. It has within it all the classical components of a computer, and then some: input via voice and gesture and touch, a color display, audio, memory, storage, and network connectivity. Additionally, Glass includes location-awareness including a compass, accelerometers, and gyroscopes, all of which constantly inform the device of the wearer’s orientation and head movements.