Google Project Glass Video Features Strand Bookstore

By Jason Boog Comment

Google unveiled Project Glass yesterday, an experimental project building a pair of glasses that work like a computer screen.

The video embedded above illustrates the science fiction premise behind the glasses–as a young man navigates New York City, he uses a pair of futuristic computer glasses to send emails, check Google Maps and navigate the Strand Bookstore in New York City.

What do you think? This GalleyCat editor spends way, way too much time in front of a computer screen, so the idea of wearing a computer all day sounds awful. Author Sean Ferrell was blunt in a funny essay: “I hate Project Glass.” Poet Craig Teicher wrote a poem about these strange Google glasses.

Below, we’ve embedded a photograph of the prototype. Here’s more about the project: “A group of us from Google[x] started Project Glass to build this kind of technology, one that helps you explore and share your world, putting you back in the moment. We’re sharing this information now because we want to start a conversation and learn from your valuable input. So we took a few design photos to show what this technology could look like and created a video to demonstrate what it might enable you to do.”