Google glasses that overlay the Internet on daily lives should hit the market within two years.
Google co-founder Sergey Brin gave the estimated timeline after a project update that included sky divers dropping in with a new version of “Glass” wearable computers.
The sky divers handed off a package to cyclists, who performed stunts as they rode to the edge of the Moscone Center where they handed it off to a man who rappelled down the outside of the building to the third floor.
Another cyclist whisked the cargo the final length of its trip to a stage where Brin and other Google executives were kicking off the California-based company’s annual developers conference.
Brin opened the package to show an “Explorer” edition of Google Glass that developers could buy for $1,500 to become the first people outside the company to shape the creation during its evolution to market.
Explorer edition glasses should ship early next year, and a version should be ready for the consumer market within a year after that, Brin said.
Google Glass eyewear features built-in camera, microphone and speaker technology and can synch to the Internet using wireless Bluetooth or Wi-Fi connections.
As with the sky divers, cyclists, and wall-walkers who took part in the keynote stunt, video through the eyes of wearers can be streamed live on Google’s social network.
Mini-screens in the glasses can display text messages, email or other digitized information from the Internet or mobile gadgets.
Ewww! Who would wear those?