When Google Glass hits store shelves later this year, we’ll fully realize that we’re living in the future. We don’t know an exact release date or price yet, only that it’ll be less than $1,500. But Google has shared some information about its coolest new product. Google Glass is a pair of eyeglasses that feature an augmented reality wearable computer. Basically, it’s a heads-up display you can see in real life. What makes them cool? They can identify people based on the clothes they wear. They’ll integrate with news sources like the New York Times and will show breaking headlines as pop-up notifications, and will even let you read the full article, check out pictures or have the news read aloud to you. Mainstays like Gmail and Google Maps will also be integrated, letting you dictate and send e-mails or plan a bike route. I’m really excited that Google also confirmed they’re working on prescription Google Glass. The future is almost here.
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Shelly Palmer is the Professor of Advanced Media in Residence at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and CEO of The Palmer Group, a consulting practice that helps Fortune 500 companies with technology, media and marketing. Named LinkedIn’s “Top Voice in Technology,” he covers tech and business for Good Day New York, is a regular commentator on CNN and writes a popular daily business blog. He's a bestselling author, and the creator of the popular, free online course, Generative AI for Execs. Follow @shellypalmer or visit shellypalmer.com.