Forget flying cars and hoverboards— the future is wearable, interactive, and has officially arrived.
Google has been touting its Internet-enabled headsets, called Google Glass, for the better part of a year. Now that they're out in the hands (and unfortunately, showers) of journos, technologists, and normals like us, we're starting to get a clear picture that we might have to wait a bit longer for that bright future we've been promised. We chatted up Nilay Patel, managing editor at The Verge, who's been using Glass for the past few weeks, to see how soon we will all be living inside Iron Man. The purpose of Google Glass is, in essence, like having a smart phone strapped to your face. Of course, it isn't quite as ungainly as your iPhone or Android — instead the device hopes to allow your field of vision and voice to inform what the Glass does. The immediate purpose of Glass is recording point-of-view video, augmenting vision, and allowing viewers to see what the wearer sees; a bit like Larry Middleman on Arrested Development.
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