CNET - Sebastian Thrun, who works on Google’s Project Glass, shows how to operate the wearable computer glasses by taking a photo of Charlie Rose and sharing it on Google Plus. [Sebastian] says that the company’s Project Glass glasses are best doing what a smartphone does but in a hands-free way. The company executive, who works on Project Glass at Google X Labs, wore a prototype of the now-famous glasses during an interview with Charlie Rose which went online today.
[...] Thrun said that the idea of augmented reality, or superimposing digital images over the physical world, isn’t the best use for Google’s glasses. Instead, it’s a good hands-free way of interacting with technology services, he said.
“The thing we like is picture taking,” he said and then took a photo of Rose. “I nod and the picture is now visible to (my friends).” Google has also done experiments with making phone calls with the device, notifying the user of events on a calendar, or having e-mails spoken to the user.
“I can have e-mails read to me, so overall it’s very liberating to me,” said Thrun, an artificial-intelligence expert who also worked on Google’s driverless car. “The hope is to get things out of the way. This is a display that’s with you all of the time.”