Augmented-reality glasses is Google’s vision where everybody wears glasses with HD cameras integrated, always connected to the internet. The first video with an early prototype of such a device has reportedly surfaced on the internet.
Before listening to Google’s distraction about how advantageous it is to have such glasses and to always stay connected to the internet, let’s go a little back in time to more wise times.
Remember how we all considered the East German Police and Secret Service to be crazy for gathering up hundreds of thousands of jars with pieces of cloth inside just to have every citizen’s smell on record?
Many of you probably don’t even know about this, but it did happen and the people were told that this is for their own good and that this is “the way forward.”
Getting back to our days, we seem pretty contempt to have all our mail, email, instant messaging, phone, TV and internet activity monitored and recorded.
They even record our movement
with the help of our own phones and they can listen to whatever we talk with people around us using our own phones – they don't even need to be turned on (the microphone can record and transmit with the phone turned off, as long as there’s a battery inside).
Now we’re being told that having our vision monitored is quite an achievement and, if we don’t find it just as useful as they want us to, they might just put together a “new Pearl Harbor” to scare us into accepting it.
Until then, Google will try to make it just as cool as Facebook and maybe we get into it by our own desire.
Google is going in for the money just like Facebook did, but behind these trends there is state funding just like In-Q-Tel
’s Facebook startup funding back in the day.
Intel hopes that in some years we’ll have our brains
connected to our smartphones and, “hopefully” our thoughts will be monitored and protected from naughtiness.