By Chuck Taylor
GeekWire of Seattle asked a local expert in augmented reality what he thought of the big announcement. Randall Sprague, co-founder of Seattle-area startup Innovega and former chief engineer of Bothell-based Microvision, told Todd Bishop that he thought it was great to have a company of Google’s size and influence entering the sector but that the demo video and glasses were presented in a misleading way. The Google Glass hardware displayed, Sprague said,
… is pretty much an old-school eyewear device. A really tiny display. They’ve mounted it up and to the right, which is kinda odd because that’s the worst possible place to put a display to actually be able to see it. But it has the advantage in that you can make a nice-looking display product. If you’re not constrained by function, you can actually make it look pretty nice.Full article at GeekWire: Reality check: Google’s glasses, as viewed by an augmented-reality veteran
So this is an old-school, tiny-optic, tiny-display device. And it has no correlation to the video that they showed. The video shows full-field wide imagery, right in front of your eyes. People think that the video is imagery that this eyewear would support, and they’re not at all related.