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Google Glass: Augmented Reality Glasses Hit the Runway

If you think that Augmented Reality glasses are still a thing of science fiction novels, military movies and gamers, think again. The time for this wearable technology has arrived on the runway.

 

Sergey Brin sat in the front row at Diane von Furstenberg’s Spring 2013 show and the show’s finale included a Google Glass catwalk. (Google Glass are the first commercial Augmented Reality glasses from Google). Here’s more from Forbes.com:

 

The frames have built-in screens that act like the heads-up displays in high-end cars. The technology adds a digital layer to what the wearer sees by enabling Internet, an Android operating system, motion sensors, GPS and a camera. If you buy a pair of these ultralights you can update your Twitter feed, send emails and text without the inconvenience of a handheld iPhone. [Forbes.com]

 

If the woman who popularized the wrap dress can dig it, probably the rest of us will be wearing Augmented Reality glasses soon.  Read more about Diane von Furstenberg and wearable technology in the Smithsonian’s Innovation blog.

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