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TV News: Tech Hub Boca Raton Becomes Beta Test Site for ‘Google Glass’

Written on July 4, 2013 at 8:51 am

Google-glassesFrom Boca Raton’s commercial, office and warehouse locations to the FAU Research Park, the city is known as a hub of technology. So it should be no surprise that one of the 8,000 coveted pair of Google Glass technology specs would find its way to Palm Beach County. A local marketing firm was able to demo the “wearable computer with an optical head-mounted display” – as Wikipedia calls it.

Watch as a local news team takes Google Glass for a test run.

Then ponder the possibilities… Already, jet fighter pilots use “heads up display.” These project images on the glass of the cockpit. More cars are featuring display panels closer to the top of the dashboard; some are experimenting with heads up displays.

This is our future. Just as Skype became the video phones and smart phones became the pocket-sized computers we only imagined a generation ago, technology continues to weave its way into our daily lives. With a “wearable” computer – glasses, maybe a wristwatch or some other small, convenient and unobtrusive device – we’ll find technology become not an G-whiz accessory for early adopters, but a core component of life for everyone else, too.

The results already are remarkable. They will be inspiring.