April Fool's: Guardian Launches Guardian Goggles
Posted on April 1, 2013
The Guardian took a clever April Fool's spin on Google Glass with the launch of the Guardian Goggles. They are motion sensitive according to the newspapers.
The Guardian says, "The motion-sensitive spectacles, known as Guardian Goggles, incorporate translucent screens in the lenses, overlaying the wearer's view of their surroundings with a real-time stream of specially curated opinions from the paper's reporters, critics and commentators. For example, simply by looking at the outside of a restaurant or cinema and pointing, the user can call up relevant Guardian reviews of the food or current films."
The goggles promise to stream an "immersive liberal insight." People who want to comment on a story can also simply "yell their objections out loud." The concept does raise an interesting idea about the future of technologies like Google Glass, in that views may be shaped by the corporations creating the content that streams in through the glasses.