Google Project Glass Trampoline Video: Needs Augmentation
Video from Google Glass: What Makes This Special?
We're seeing this video all over the web today: Jason Gilbert from HuffPo demonstrating Google Glass. Well, sort of. The video shows Gilbert bouncing on a trampoline. That's it. It's just video. The same as you'd get from a GoPro or a phonecam or anything (i.e. everything) else that can record video.
Not to put too fine a point on it, but what makes this video special? Head-mounting a video camera is not interesting. Overlaying augmented-reality info over that footage, live, would be interesting, though getting Google Goggles to function in the real world would be a logical first step.
The breathless comments on the YouTube video ("shut up and take my money!") seem to be missing the painfully obvious: this Google Glass demo video does not actually demonstrate anything that Google Glass is supposed to do. Mashable posted the Google Glass video without mentioning this, for some reason.
Again, when Google Project Glass is sold to the public, it will be good for two things: ad placement and porn.
Public service announcement: If you're impressed by the Google Project Glass trampoline video, do not search for GoPro (or similar) ski or snowboard footage; your bladder probably won't be able to handle it.