Click on the image above and check out Google’s new application, Google Goggles. The introductory video showcases Google’s new visual search application for Android phones. Basically, you can take a picture of ANYTHING and Google Goggles will provide the information you’re looking for. For example, don’t know the name of a landmark or a mysterious painting, say no more, you can launch your Google Goggles and it gives you all the info you need. It can even give you information from a business card. Pretty insane if you ask me. The video is a couple of minutes long (2:02 minutes to be exact). Yes, it can even translate text from a menu if you’re travelling and don’t know the language. Writing this makes me think of the work of Tim Roseborough, specifically, his latest work – Englyph. Imagine the information Google Goggles would retrieve for you based on this logographic system!! Technology is wild. I’m telling you!
Feel free to tell me what you think of these applications and the future of social interaction, human memory, etc. So much to discuss. 🙂