Google’s Project Glass is getting a lot of play lately, with Sergey Brin recently wearing a prototype while calling smartphones “emasculating,” and a Google video showing the computerized eyewear in action.
Here’s another glass-inspired vision of the future that looks eerily like the “Minority Report,” only not as controversial and dark. It comes from Corning, a manufacturer of glass and ceramics products.
Corning’s 2012 video, the second of a two-part series, features a family going about its day. I prefer this video to the first Corning video because of the segment where a doctor helps in a surgery across the world (or at least that’s what I think is happening). That’s kinda cool.
In the Corning video, there’s background music but no speech, a throwback to Hollywood’s silent films. Apparently, the voice-enabled, ubiquitous Star Trek computer isn’t the future interface (sorry, Siri).
Tom Kaneshige has been covering business and technology in Silicon Valley for two decades. As senior online writer at CIO.com, Tom covers Silicon Valley culture, BYOD and consumer tech in the enterprise.