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Technology Essay

960 words - 4 pages

Tadiwa Njagu
Google Glasses

Our generation has given the age of technology an adrenaline shot, everyday it seems like some better, faster version of everyday items is being created to make our lives even more convenient .Just years ago touch screen technology was released and was considered monumental now this technology is standard with most cellular phones , mp3 players, laptops and even televisions now. The biggest advances that always seem to hold the attention of people in this day and age are cell phones. These devices once used just for communicating now have the same technology as most computers and even are superior to them in many ways. The biggest feature that contributes to ...view middle of the document...

Google has created glasses that do just that. These glasses entitled the "Google glass" when worn enable the user to access a variety of functions through speech commands. A demonstration of how these glasses work was given at this year's Consume Electronic Show. When the user said a command such as "Ok Glass" the menu options for the glasses instantly came up and provided him with options such as take a photo, shoot a video, call options, check messages and even had a 360 panorama option for taking photos.
Key features such as maps, phone call options and messaging notifications still are not functional due to the fact it is still in its experimental stage. When Google's Sergie Brin was asked what led to the development of the Google Glass he stated that " The smart phone turned an everyday device the cell phone into a multipurpose gadget that could do the job of essential everyday items all at once but the learning curve was a bit difficult, we here at Google want to provide our customers that same convenience in a simpler and more comfortable fashion." Google began the creation of the Glass in 2005 and even though these glasses have quite some time until they will be ready for the consumer market I feel that they will revolutionize our everyday lives once perfected. I honestly do not believe these glasses will have any real political or economical impact due to the fact they will be incredibly expensive(around $1,500)but I do foresee the significant impact it shall have on society and education. In the area of education these glasses are going to connect the user to learning in ways text books and boring lectures never could. By being able to virtually see what that history professor was lecturing about or read a...

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