If you’ve been anywhere near at TV or computer in the last few days then you’ll probably be aware that google is promising to change the way we live by introducing augmented reality “google goggles” that will allow you to remain connected to the internet at all times. In true technology company style they accompanied the announcement with a hip and snazzy video feature fashionable people doing pointless things:
It looks like a nightmarish world where you have an iPhone sellotaped to your face 24/7, but then I said something similar about the iPad when it came out and now I’m practically wedded to mine. Regardless something like this is probably going to become a mass market item at some point in the next few years and no doubt some will find them extremely appealing. I’m going to withhold judgement until we see some actual working technology but in the meantime, Tom Scott offers us a slightly more realistic version of Google’s advert.