But, let’s set aside all the “Jeez that’s cool,” and look at the facts. There’s actually nothing new about the idea of computer displays embedded in glasses either in science-fiction or reality. I was test-driving a wearable computer with a glasses display in the mid-90s that ran Windows 95.
What’s different though about the Android Linux-powered Google Glass and those earlier systems is that Glass promises so much more than simply a heads-up display (HUD) in your glasses. Google Glass takes HUD and merges it with pervasive computing.