Google will Test The Augmented Reality Glasses Once More in Public
Google will use augmented reality prototypes to test in public settings, according to the company in a post posted Tuesday.
Some prototypes will look just like regular glasses, while others will have microphones and cameras.
Google is still working on the new glasses, although they aren’t yet a product and are not available for purchase. However, Google wants to try apps such as real-time translations or showing directions within the lenses of the glasses, particularly in busy intersections.
These tests are a significant step forward in Google’s development augmented reality technology. Many in Silicon Valley believe this technology could lead to a shift in computing, similar to the PC and smartphone. Augmented reality overlays computer-generated images on top of the real world. This is in contrast to virtual reality which immerses the viewer completely in an artificial universe or “metaverse“.