Search engine giant Google is now in the process of developing a pair of electronic glasses that can stream information directly to the user’s eyes in real time.
The glasses, to be launched by the end of the year, will be more like smartphones with the lenses serving as a kind of see-through computer monitor. These glasses “will monitor the world in real time and overlay information about locations, surrounding buildings and friends who might be nearby,” a New York Times report said. The glasses will be integrated with other Google products, like Google Latitude to share location, Google Maps to search for nearby places and Google Goggles to search images and identify what is being looked at.
For instance, a person looking at a landmark could see detailed historical information and comments about it left by friends. The data will be fetched through a 3G/4G data connection, and the glasses will retrieve information about their surroundings through GPS and several sensors.