Google unveiled on June 27 its latest invention – a pair of high-tech glasses which can video everything you see.
The computer giant introduced the device at a launch event showing live feeds from the cameras on glasses worn by sky-divers.
The device has a camera to capture fleeting moments and allow others to see the world through your eyes.
It also houses a speaker, microphones as well as a processor and sensors which can give users information on what they are seeing.
For instance, wearers of the glasses could see directions to their destination appear literally before their eyes.
They can also talk to friends over video chat or even buy things online as they walk around.
Google co-founder Sergey Brin told those at the event: “This is new technology and we really want you to shape it. We want to get it out into the hands of passionate people as soon as possible.”
In development for more than two years, the project is the brainchild of Google X, its secret facility that also spawned the self-driving car.
Isabelle Olsson, an engineer on the Glass Project, said the company created the glasses for people to interact with the virtual world without distracting them from the physical world.
It’s designed to interact closely with your senses, without blocking them.