Select your localized edition:

Close ×

More Ways to Connect

Discover one of our 28 local entrepreneurial communities »

Be the first to know as we launch in new countries and markets around the globe.

Interested in bringing MIT Technology Review to your local market?

MIT Technology ReviewMIT Technology Review - logo

 

Unsupported browser: Your browser does not meet modern web standards. See how it scores »

{ action.text }

A video released by Google today confirms rumors that the company has been working on glasses that display maps, incoming messages, and other information in your field of view. 

The video shows a person using the voice-activated goggles to take photos, share video of what they are looking at with friends, get directions, and receive messages. The technology looks similar to that of Recon Instruments, which makes inserts for ski goggles that display things like speed or air time during a jump. However, unlike this impressive video released from Google’s self driving car project last week, this one looks more like a concept reel than a demonstration of an actual working gadget. It also doesn’t answer the question of what it takes to make the odd-looking glasses socially acceptable.

5 comments. Share your thoughts »

Tagged: Computing

Reprints and Permissions | Send feedback to the editor

From the Archives

Close

Introducing MIT Technology Review Insider.

Already a Magazine subscriber?

You're automatically an Insider. It's easy to activate or upgrade your account.

Activate Your Account

Become an Insider

It's the new way to subscribe. Get even more of the tech news, research, and discoveries you crave.

Sign Up

Learn More

Find out why MIT Technology Review Insider is for you and explore your options.

Show Me