Google Glass, Good or Bad
Google Glass, the future has arrived. Being able to use the computer with only your head has always been thought of as futuristic but this technology may already be here. Google announced its new project, project glass, in January 2013, and it took the world by surprise, no one thought it was capable to search the web, take a video, or even text someone using only glasses. Google X Lab is developing Glass and Project Glass leader Babak Parviz announced the new project on Google+. Can technologies like Google glass really exists, what impact could this have on the world, and could they possibly be harmful?
What exactly is Google Glass? Google Glass is a new technology being developed by Google X Lab that will allow the user to use the Internet, text someone or even translate a phrase using nothing but your voice and a pair of glasses. They are head-mounted glasses that can shoot video, take pictures, and broadcast what you're seeing to the world. They are a wearable set of glasses, or sunglasses with a small screen just and a camera above your right eye. You need only to talk to operate them and Google announced that the starting price for their glasses, that will hopefully be available by the end of the year, will be 1500 dollars. These glasses are turning everybody’s heads and having them wondering, are these glasses safe, what are the pros and the cons and what is next for Google.
Although this new product may seem great and amazing and futuristic it can have some serious side effects and repercussions. One repercussion of this new device could be that is may be an invasion of people’s privacy. The use of this technology could encourage the action of people who like to capture images without permission, it would get much more difficult to review them and stop them. Google Glass can be a very powerful weapon for those who like to invade the privacy of others. With great discretion, anyone could even record videos of strangers...
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