New technology time and again renovates how journalism works, from text to video, from paper to online, and so on. To wear a technology sounds like a science fiction, but it’s happening.
Currently Google is developing another interesting tool – Project Glass, which is able to display all sorts of information in front of your eyes. It’s just like a wearable computing process, with combination of smartphone, GPS and so on.
Take a look at the technological breakthrough from the official video release.
New technology could easily bring excitement to the media industry. This is once again the case where the new gear will assist future journalism development.
With the gear, you not only see things you normally see, but also see things you don’t normally see – virtual information. For journalists, the glass means more data collection, faster information researching, quicker communication, as well as free of hand to do reporting in the field. You tell the glass what to research, and it immediately displays everything in front of your eyes. Journalism has a lot to do with communicating and researching, and the tool will help journalists on both sides in an amazing way.
Now the glass is at the very early stage. Allegedly, it carries a high definition camera, and has a relevant app on its scream, which allows journalists to do interview with someone who feels uncomfortable in front of a camera. The person just needs to look at your eyes and talk like in a daily conversation. Another advantage is so obvious in breaking news. Reporters will be able to know latest information on the way, and do recordings at the scene, even without a camera or laptop on hand.
At the same time, this brings concerns as well. Since we could use the device without holding it in hand, it’s even more unnoticeable to know what others are recording or researching. It could lead to more privacy conflicts in the future.
Despite that, I believe Project Glass could be another round of storm.