It seems everyone and their roomate’s cousin are trying to one up each other in the glasses computing department.
First there was Google Glass, where you can check Facebook and camera-stalk people at Starbucks unbeknownst to the stalk-y. Then there was Ocolus Rift, so we can LIVE inside our video games. Then we reported on the Recon Jet glasses, for sports fanatics to get a cool heads up display in real time.
And now we have Meta. Meta glasses looks incredibly nerdy now, but basically adds an Xbox Kinect to Google Glass and make them 3-D, enabling you to interact with virtual objects in real time. This looks like the full realization of what the others are trying to accomplish. They launched a Kickstarter campaign today, offering the glasses for a $750 investment in the company. And the video on their site ends with a vision of version 2, which sees the cameras shrunken down to near invisibility.
This whole glasses computing thing is either going to be the future, or a giant, epic, bust, but one thing’s for sure, it’s not going out quietly.