Amid so many speculations regarding how successful r unsuccessful the Google Glass has been, there is one thing that has emerged to be accepted as the biggest truth in the realms of technology and that is the fact that technology is growing at an unprecedented rate. There have been rumors about how ancient aliens helped us with most of the technological advancements made in the primitive times, however, humans too have to be credited with some of the most fascinating examples of technology today.
Rise of the Google Glass
Of course, Google Glass isn’t the first piece of technology that has been created which is so futuristic. The aeroplanes by the Wright brothers were a futuristic move at that time. However, with the onset of the Smartphones and touch screen technology, there was hardly anything left that could surprise people with its feasible and usable features.
No doubts about silly technologies that have been created too, like the wearable tech socks. I don’t want to comment on how real the usability of that seems but for now; it is for sure that the Google Glass has emerged as the unrivaled topper in the heap.
Google Glass is essentially a wearable computer with a chip attached to the top right corner of the frame. The Glass actually does not feature any glass and there are talks regarding future associations with Ray Ban to provide for the glass for the same.
Apps for the Google Glass
A device today is only as good as the kind of apps that can be used on them. So, having a glass without the right apps wouldn’t be a very lucrative option. There are many apps that have been brought forth that make the device even more usable and exciting.
Using maps on the Glass is a whole different experience after all. It enables you to go through any route and road map by simply commanding the glass to do so. With the glass mounted on your eyes, it’s almost as though there is absolutely no extra effort (even to the tune of sliding your Smartphones a couple of times).
The most widely used feature of the glass is to be able to click pictures with voice commands. You just need to say “Okay Glass” and your glass comes alive. You can make it click pictures, shoot videos and much more quite effortlessly.
Wear your glass to a mall and anyone on your social networking list who is available within the frame will be recognised for you! And this is only one aspect. You can use the facial recognition app on Google glass for a number of other purposes. If you are looking for someone, or if you feel lonely and awkward in a party and are seeking somebody who can give you company, this app is a must have.
Problems associated with the glass
Although it is undoubtedly one of the most advanced forms of technology today, there are a few distinct problems associated with it still. These problems include:
It is said that using the Google glass at a stretch for more than an hour can give you a severe headache. People complain of eye strain as well. This is probably because the screen size is extremely small and obviously too close to the pupil. This problem is a practical on and definitely needs some sort of a remedial action.
Touch pad on the temple
‘The touch pad situated on the temple does not seem to be very good in working. It requires one to repeatedly tap on the temple to ensure that the Glass is following your commands. Although the latest version seems to have overcome this shortcoming, however no concrete response has been yet available from the market.
The voice commands aren’t very easy to operate. You need to be really loud and really clear in order to ensure that the Glass understands what you want it to do. Unless you do that, you will find your Glass dialing random numbers and doing things you did not envisage it to. This can be a bit problematic because if you are using the glass in a public place, you don’t want to look suspiciously funny trying to ask your glass to perform an activity for you.
Scope of technological use for Google Glass in the future
Since the glass is such a unique device the future possibilities of the same are infinite. We have to ensure that the glass can be used effectively in various walks of life to make way for a bright future which is technologically advanced and thereby can explore untapped avenues.
The first and foremost thing that people think of when it comes to using technology is towards medicine. With the help of Google glass doctors will be able to examine their patients in a much easier way. Consider a surgery where in a doctor is required to continuously keep moving his head from one side to another in order to monitor the patients vital signs. With the glass, there will not be any such requirement as he can see everything right in front of his eyes.
For many channels like National Geographic and Discovery, the Google glass is a blessing in disguise. There are so many features that can be covered now in so many different angles owing to the glass. Earlier they would have to depend on the rest of the crew for any specifics of the operation; however, with the help of the wearable glass, explorers can themselves give a point of view experience to the viewers.
Defence has a fair deal of requirement for technology. With Google glass many activities such as recon can be captured easily. What’s more, Google glass can be used for training purposes as well that can show how the trainer undertook any particular mission. Specialised apps too can be developed to cater to specific activities.