Never short of a seemingly ludicrous idea, Google are reportedly developing some Android-powered augmented reality glasses to go on sale later this year.
The head-up display spectacles have been uncovered via a New York Times article, which cites “several Google employees familiar with the project who asked not to be named”.
The project is apparently being developed by Google’s inconspicuously named X Lab and will feature motion sensors a plenty, as well as GPS and 3G or 4G technology.
Due to drop by the end of 2012, the glasses are predicted to include a minuscule screen sitting a few inches from the wearer’s eye and will cost “around the price of current smart phones”. That means if you’re planning on getting in on this Terminator chic it’ll cost you between £300-£500.
One sticking point during development has apparently been the privacy considerations of a low-resolution camera attached to the frames which will allow users to film their daily existence.
The experiment is currently being lead by Google founder Sergey Brin and will reportedly be ramped up for general public consumption if it captures the imagination of consumers.
Something tells us while this is a supremely cool idea, it may be a case of the future arriving a little too early.
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