Google's Project Glass is coming along, at its usual pace, so don't expect anything other than teasers for quite some time. But part of the reason why Google chose to reveal that it's working on these augmented reality glasses is to be able to share progress and also ask for suggestions.
There hasn't been much talk about the project since it was revealed, apart from a photo of Google cofounder Sergey Brin wearing a pair
But now, Google's Sebastian Thrun, who also leads the self-driving car project and is involved in Google[x], shared a very interesting photo, this time taken with the prototype device.
Google[x] or Google X is the company's skunkwork division which handles ambitious projects, most very long term.
It's a very distinctive pic, one that couldn't have been taken except with the glasses, unless you made quite a lot of preparations.
"We announced Project Glass in part to let our team start testing prototypes outside the office. +Sebastian Thrun, one of our project leaders, tried one out last weekend and we just had to share the result," Google wrote
, on its Project Glass Google+ page.
"We’d love to hear about the types of moments you'd capture if you didn’t have to wait to pull out a camera or your phone. Please share your thoughts in the comments," it added.
Google announced the project
not so long ago, though there have been rumors about the augmented-reality glasses for quite a while.
The device is still in the prototype phase and may stay that way for quite a while. But Google wanted to show off its potential and also wanted to be able to test it publicly without causing much of a fuss, which it would have had if it had kept the project secret.