Google Glass – A Lens to the Future

Google Glass is a wearable computer, in the form of glasses. It projects pictures in front of your very eyes! This is why I think that Google Glass is a lens to the future!

Google Glass
Google Glass

Technology is on the up – iPhones, Androids, 3D TVs and touchscreen computers, are all features of the 21st century world. However, recently, Google announced a whole new type of tech – The Google Glass.

The information is presented like a smartphone, and can access the internet. A big feature is that it runs on voice commands, a new concept introduced by Apple with Siri!

how it works

Soon, Google have confirmed, the Glasses will include lenses from real glasses too!

Around August 2011, a first try at the Glass weighed 3.6 kg; the glasses are now lighter than the average pair of sunglasses!!!

glass eye

A touchpad is on the side of Google Glass, allowing users to control the device. Sliding backward shows current events, such as weather, and sliding forward shows past events, such as phone calls, and photos!

Google Glass can even take photos and record videos. While a video is recording, the screen stays on.

A SatNav, too?
A SatNav, too?

Google Glass Apps are built by third parties, and the Glass also contains Google apps like GMail and Google+! Facebook and Twitter have ALSO made apps for Google Glass!

Google offers an Android and iOS app called MyGlass, which allows change and manage your device.

Google Glass

Other than the touchpad, Google Glass can be controlled using “voice actions”. To turn it on, wearers tilt their heads 30° upward (which can be changed) or tap the touchpad, and say “OK, Glass.” Once Glass is activated, wearers can say an action, such as “Take a picture”, “Record a video”, “Google ‘When was blametheblogger made?'”, “Give me directions to the Eiffel Tower”, and “Send a message to John”.


So if that is the future, it looks pretty bright, doesn’t it?

Google Glass – A Lens to the Future.

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5 thoughts on “Google Glass – A Lens to the Future

  1. Have heard about the google glass sensation and would love to get a pair , so thanks for the extra info about them that makes me think they are a great and resourceful thing even more

    AJ 🙂


  2. Thanks Louis. I actually have tried these last month at a Google party in Switzerland. They were pretty cool – very light and trendy. But as I need glasses to see, I will have to wait until they make the ones that suit your eye prescription. The only thing I would say is that the first version is just ok – but I think they will get better and better. Best bit is the directions – it’s like having a tom tom in front of your eyes


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