Aviation Engineers, Mechanical Workers, Doctors and professionals in a wide range of other fields are helped by Google Glass Enterprise Edition.
Remember back in 2012 when Google X unveiled their geeky, not-for-consumers mini-computer in the shape of glasses called (unsurprisingly) Glass? By relaying visual information directly to the user’s eyes and with hands-free voice control, the Glass instilled dreams of the future in any Sci-Fi geek. The glass was fitted with a camera and an Internet connection, enabling Glass-users to see what each other see.
Though initially available only to a select group of consumers dubbed the Glass Explorers, it wasn’t long until people found unique ways of using the glass, including taking covert pictures and recording audio in sensitive places such as museums, courtrooms, airport security and the like; simultaneously spurring a heated debate over privacy. Moreover, Google did its utmost to ban pornography from the system but it couldn’t prevent people discovering it was rather interesting having sex with another Glass-user…
The Glass was later released to the public for a hefty USD $1,500 price tag, however supply was limited from the start and Google has at times stopped the production altogether. On July 18 this year, X Company (Previously Google X) announced the official release of Glass Enterprise Edition. This new iteration has undergone 2-year trials at over 50 different companies such as DHL, GE Aviation and Dignity Health’s hospitals.
The unique way Glass enables people to totally hands-off have access to, but also relay information to others have increased the efficiency of workers of various fields. Aviation Engineers reportedly only carry their Glass instead of their usual tomes of aviation engine manuals; instead, they’re able to follow audio-visual instructions via Glass. Mechanical workers can show live video feeds of their production pieces to co-workers while ticking-off quality assurance check-lists. Doctors have been able to look their patients in the eye, confident the Glass keeps the note-taking going on in the background.
Any company interested in using Glass Enterprise Edition can now jump on-board by contacting any of X Company’s partners. What the new Glass Enterprise Edition will cost is not disclosed however.
So, what do you guys think? Will we all be walking around with reality-enhancing glasses any time soon? If so, don’t you feel uncomfortable with Google or another company being able to see everything you see, including what you hear? Leave a comment and let us know below!