Google Glass and the Future of Augmented Reality

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If you could have information being overlaid on top of your real world experiences, what would you want that information to be? This is the big question on the mind of John Hanke, the Google executive in charge of their new Google Glass initiative.

Says Hanke, "You don't want to show everything from Google Maps. You don't want to show every dry cleaner and 7-Eleven in a floating bubble. I want to show that incremental information that you don't know. What would a really knowledgeable neighborhood friend tell you about the neighborhood you're moving through? He wouldn't say, 'That's a 7-Eleven. That's a fire hydrant.' He would say, 'Michael Mina is opening this new place here and they are going to do this crazy barbecue thing.'"

Read more here on The Atlantic.



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