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Google Glass: Going Beyond the Obvious

“We started Project Glass to build technology that’s seamless, beautiful and empowering. To share the world through your eyes. To get answers and updates, instantly. To be there when you need it, and out of your way when you don’t.” (https://plus.google.com/+GoogleGlass/about). Google X has developed Google Glass as a hands-free, smartphone-esque computer.

Using voice control, Google Glass enables the consumer to use a number of features such as
photo and video recording through an inbuilt camera. When connected, either through Wi-Fi or Bluetooth, the user can access further features including GPS, live chat and messaging services, language translation and Google searches.

It is currently in a public testing phase – Google has selected Glass Explorers to test whether the technology is useful and desirable to a mass market.

Originally published in
Coaching for Innovation – Tools and Techniques for Encouraging New Ideas in the Workplace
2014, Palgrave Macmillan