Remember the bar scene in Terminator 2? Where a naked cyborg Arnold Schwarzenegger scans the room and his eyes automatically analyze every object in the room?
We’re there. Google’s Android Honeycomb 3.0 features an augmented reality application that will allow Web developers to overlay information over real-life objects. For instance, you’re walking down the street. You see a nice little Italian bistro you’ve never tried. Turn on your Google Goggles app and take a picture of the building, and you’ll see reviews, specials and more floating in the air around the building.
You’re in a museum and want to learn more about a particular painting. Take a picture and watch movies, biographies and more come out of the painting itself. It’s only a matter of time before someone will want to replace their own eyes with Google Goggles. We’ll think they’re nuts of course, but, can you really blame them?