The Washington Post

Google glasses and the end of unfiltered reality

A T-800 Terminator in a scene from "Terminator Salvation," a Warner Bros. Pictures release. (Richard Foreman/Warner Bros. Pictures)

If you’ve ever seen one (or all) of the “Terminator” films, then you probably remember the Terminator view — a red color-saturated display featuring a steady stream of related data on the person, place or thing the Terminator was about to protect or, more likely, destroy.

This, according to reports, is something like what we might expect from Google glasses — the new technology the company is reportedly working on in its highly secretive Google X laboratory. We decided to take to Storify to explore some recent, notable developments in augmented reality.

Also, Post technology reporter, Hayley Tsukayama poses the question: “Would you buy Google glasses?” And we would like to echo a question posed by the folks at PopSci: Could Google glasses mean the end of reality as we know it?

Leave your thoughts in the comments below or on Twitter, Google+, Facebook, Tumblr or Pinterest.

Disclosure: My brother works for Google, but he does not work for Google X laboratories.

Read more news and ideas on Innovations:

Post Tech | State attorneys general: Google privacy changes appear to harm consumers

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Basulto | Getting the Internet we deserve

World Economic Forum: Top 10 emerging technologies for 2012

Emi Kolawole is the editor-in-residence at Stanford University's, where she works on media experimentation and design.



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