Soon, you will be able to Google-search your experiences and memories. At least, that’s what the most recent patent filed today by the search-engine giant promises. Suffice to say that the company is much more than a search-engine now, yet this move may move it back to its origins a bit.
And the patent looks just like a pair of ordinary glasses that John Lennon, Harry Potter, and Ozzy Osbourne would wear. Those rounded types that are now highly-sought-after by all the hipsters.
Hey, admit it, the little sci-fi fan inside you always wanted to play around with a pair of those Google Glass spectacles. But you never did. And that’s exactly the problem, Google made those devices as any sci-fi enthusiast would like, but they are not that practical, at least not for every-day use. Unless you want to be the elephant in the room – literally.
Still, this latest patent is probably trying to prove that the idea of eye devices which combine smartphone tech and eyewear style is really, not that bad. It is perfectible, to say the least. So how will the spectacle’s work? Well, they record videos when it assumes that something important is happening, or when cued by the user, and then it automatically uploads the content to the cloud.
These video files will be searchable and could prove very useful for a lot of people. Going beyond the ethical issues involved in automatically storing the memories of people in the cloud, this is a device which, Google says, could be used by people in technical and medical industries. The company also gives a hypothetical scenario in which a security officer working at an airport uses the glasses to remember the faces of all the people who had passed through between specific hours. This could be obviously used by law enforcement to look for suspects.
But is it okay to record people without their permission? Somehow, in a world where security surveillance is ever more common, the eye of the camera seems less threatening, yet this is precisely the reason for which it may be all the more dangerous.
The practicality of Google Glass has failed to prove itself, but this may just be the next big step in the way of tech-eyewear. However, the patent does not explicitly link the device with Google Glass, it is pretty obvious that the concept is pretty much the same.
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