Concept video shows creative and practical uses of Google Glass

Concept video shows creative and practical uses of Google Glass
Google Glass might be mocked all over the place, but it remains a mind-bogglingly futuristic idea - wearing a display with a camera that is connected to the Internet at all times is pretty empowering. Right now, though, it seems that developers are treating Glass just like a smartphone or a tablet and it’s not. Most of us here are news junkies, but even we are not in a huge need of a New York Times app that pushes news straight to your eyeballs on Glass.

Those news about smartphone apps arriving on Glass have dumbed down the expectations and turned the futuristic smart glasses into a pretty dull idea. It does not have to be that way, though. There are plenty of creative fun and practical uses for Glass and company Playgroundinc has summed a lot of them up in a very inspiring concept video for Glass.

Pondering over what it would do with Glass, Playground gives simple and practical ideas - quickly scan items to learn more about them, and stack them up in lists so you can track your spendings in say a food store. Bug Glass could also be a bike computer replacement, a wallet, a calorie counter, an emergency situation helper.

Take a look at the concept video below, what do you think, could you add some more practical uses of Glass and heads up displays in general?

source: Playground

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9 Comments

1. Nikolas.Oliver

Posts: 1574; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

lol the dad one is pretty funny how on earth can he stay calm when he sees his father laying on the floor as it he was dead O_o IMPOSSIBRU!!

2. rihel_95

Posts: 305; Member since: Mar 21, 2012

I pretty much liked the concept of showing and directly feeding Game data[Maps] from XBOX or any other gaming machine on my GLASS.

3. Technician_of_both

Posts: 1; Member since: May 15, 2013

Glass is going to change the way that we do things and is a step in the right direction to a hands free environment with the ability to add multi tasking to our already busy lives. Now if we can just get regular people to be the testers of these?!

4. Suraj3337

Posts: 45; Member since: Apr 20, 2012

INNOVATION!

5. valapsp

Posts: 565; Member since: Aug 12, 2011

That was awesome, WE WANNA SEE IT IN THE UPCOMING GLASS NOT VERSION 2. Take note google.

6. ara.armagedon unregistered

its an stupid idea anyway

7. chemhaz

Posts: 161; Member since: May 04, 2012

I can't wait for the 2014 series of cops.... I bet it there will be on segments captured on Glass. Seriously the possibilities are endless...LIVE, law enforcement, live military feeds to HQ, remote location repairs such as high altitudes, confined space, secure locations, space stations and satellite repairs, surgeons being instructed how to perform procedures, lawyers instructed in court proceedings from senior counsel oh and of course POV porn. ( sorry I had to add that in as it's probably going to be the most used). and other recreational activities. Google should start up a spin off VideoBook to take on Facebook.... push aside reading static posts and images, tune into family and friends in real time streaming video. Just like a video black box recorder on your face, a good video of a major incident would carry a fair price from a media organisation

8. JonBjSig

Posts: 176; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

The gaming part would actually be pretty damn awesome, have the game's HUD on your own HUD.

9. TheMan

Posts: 494; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

Hands features would be very interesting and desirable since I wouldn't want to use voice all the time. This would include pointing at symbols or at an object to trigger certain responses like a search or adding to a list.

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