The Future is Here Thanks to Google Glass

By Chrissy Giglio

The tech world is abuzz with the latest information on Google Glass, which comes to us straight from a report filed with the Federal Communication Commission. Luckily for us, and the detective work of certain tech enthusiasts, we’re able to get a somewhat inside look at this innovative gadget that will be coming our way sooner rather than later.

Image courtesy of Antonio Zugaldia

Image courtesy of Antonio Zugaldia

Let’s first take a look at what new information has been revealed about this sophisticated device that will literally let you see the world in a new way. According to cnet, Google Glass will be “a device augmented by a Broadcom 2.4GHz 802.11 b/g Wi-Fi radio and Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy.” Yet, perhaps the aspect that most tech enthusiasts are excited about is the rumored bone-conducting speakers.

The Verge reports more specifically about these speakers and just exactly what they potentially are. Google previously filed a patent for “a wearable computing device” that has bone conducting speakers. Glass is said to deliver audio to the users with help from some vibrating elements that will be in contact with the users head. Although this may seem a little unsettling to those who aren’t a fan of change, you can’t avoid it because more and more advanced changes will continue to come our way.

Speaking of advanced changes- based off of the latest documents that were filed with the FCC by Google, they are still requesting 180 days of confidentiality about the specifics of Glass (including photos and user manuals). Until we, the public, are filled in on more information we’ll just have to sit back and wait to see what is coming our way. Based off of the secrecy involved in this new development, we can’t help but think that there are going to be some really awesome features that Google doesn’t want us to know about just yet.

How is this new Google product going to change our lives? The changes we have seen in the recent years are still perhaps too much for some people. From walkmen to portable cd players to mp3 players. From headphones to earbuds and back to headphones again. The phones are getting sleeker and lighter. The handsfree talking is becoming more and more frequent. Is that guy walking down the street talking to himself? Nah, check his ear more closely and you’ll see that he’s having a hands free conversation on the go.

Google Glass represents the next stage in human interaction with technology. Normally, we interact with the internet through some sort of portal, either a computer or smart mobile device.  If we put the device away, the connection to the internet goes away.  Google Glass however, doesn’t work that way.  You don’t take it out of your pocket it use it, you wear it.  Its not not a portal that you use to connect, it makes the connection part of your world.  The internet and its information and displayed in front of your eyes, as a part of your reality.

If you thought smartphones changed the world…you aint seen nothin’ yet!

Written with love by the editorial team at Fueled, a premier Android app design agency in New York City.

 

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