Google Glass was one of the first breakout attempts at augmented reality technology, but the product was never sold to the general public beyond the initial prototype. At the end of this year’s Google I/O keynote, Google teased a new type of glasses.
Google published a nearly two-minute video about the potential for augmented reality to reduce language barriers, through glasses that would overlay other conversations in your own native language. The video showed off a pair of normal-looking glasses performing real-time translation, and showing the results to the person wearing the glasses. Think the Combadge from Star Trek, but on your face.