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Google’s demo of Project Glass is a real spectacle

Sergey Brin, co founder of Google Inc. made a real spectacle of Project Glass yesterday at Google’s I/O developers conference at the Moscone Center in San Francisco.

As well as the introduction of the new Nexus 7 Tablet, maybe the most exciting news was that Google Glass will be ready for developers as early as next year and set to land in shops for 2014.

Earlier this year, we published an article here complete with Google’s preview viral video for Glass which you can see below.

The awesome specs look to include a transparent voice activated display which will be able to give real-time navigation, weather reports, notifications and much much more. Like Arnie in Terminator 2 only with more social networking.

Project Glass a reality

We all scoffed at the video above when we first saw it but it would appear that the nerds at Google’s secret X Labs have been hard at work.

Yesterday, Brin showcased just how real Project Glass is by giving us a real-time demo. And what a demo it was!


We may not have seen half of the cool augmented reality shown in the preview video above but it was still pretty impressive stuff.

The audience were introduced live to a trio of skydivers hovering over the Moscone Center in a blimp. All checked into a Google hangout using the specs which then beamed out live video from each diver.

The trio then jumped from the blimp and are seen free-falling and landing on the roof of the convention Center before handing the specs over to another group of stunt guys who repel down the building and ride into the convention hall on bikes to cheers from the astounded audience.

Google X Lab

It doesn’t stop there either as the nerds at the Google X Lab responsible for Project Glass are also working on a whole host of other futuristic tech including self-driving cars.

“With Google X I’m not really thinking about any sort of existing products or things to compare it to. Google X is about brand new risky technological things that are sort of making science fiction real.”

What would you like to see the Google X Lab create next? Back to the Future style hover boards? A Star Trek holodeck? Let us know what you think below in the comments area!

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