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Looking at first sight like a cheap pair of non-prescription reading glasses, Glass functioned as a kind of miniature head-up display a transparent screen that allows users to read data without having to change their viewpoint. Over part of the right-hand lens was a small rectangular block of glass which functioned as a miniature computer monitor.

Inside the right-hand support the part that goes over your ear Google had packed memory, a processor, a camera, speaker and microphone, Bluetooth and wifi antennas, an accelerometer, gyroscope, compass and a battery. So when you put on your spectacles you were, in fact, donning a tiny wearable computer.

It went on sale to the general public in May In technical terms, it was an amazing piece of miniaturisation. Driven by voice commands, it had quite impressive functionality. You could tell it to take a photograph, for example, or record a video of what you were looking at. Similarly, you could call up a Google search about something you were looking at and have the results displayed in surprisingly readable form on the tiny screen which appeared to be suspended some distance ahead of you in space.

In that sense, Glass looked like the realisation of a dream that early tech visionaries like Douglas Engelbart had of technology that could usefully augment human capabilities with computing power. There were just two problems with Glass.

The first is that it made you look like a dork. Although Google teamed up with the company that made Ray-Bans, among other things, if you were wearing Glass then you became the contemporary version of those s engineers who always had several pens and a propelling pencil in their top jacket pockets.

The second problem was the killer one: Glass made everyone around you feel uneasy. They thought the technology was creepy, intrusive and privacy-destroying. In the end, Google bit the bullet and withdrew the product in January Privacy advocates and fashionistas alike cheered. Technology had been put in its place. But if, like this columnist, you believe that technology has the potential to improve human lives, then your feelings were mixed.

Clearly Glass was not going to work as a consumer product. But it still could be a powerful aid to human effort in some areas. Last week we found out , courtesy of the veteran tech commentator, Steven Levy, what they have produced, and what Glass EE is being used for.

He went to a factory in Minnesota that makes tractors, of all things, where he found workers wearing the EE glasses as naturally as they normally wear safety spectacles. In fact, the redesign offers the possibility of detaching the electronics and fitting them to safety glasses.

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