Google opens assistive-tech business unit
In early 2013, Google's Project Glass is set to land in the hands of developers who paid $1500 per pair during Google I/O 2012. You've already seen the vision for Google Glass, featuring a camera, maps and directions, and video calls.
But what you didn't know is that futurist Ray Kurzweil, Google's new director of engineering, was hired in 2012 to help roll out the consumer version of Google Glass. We'll also learn that Kurzweil will open a new business unit at Google, dedicated to creating assistive technology for the disabled.
Also in 2013, hackers will create a Terminator-style heads-up display for Glass with facial recognition.