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Five Reasons Why Google's New Gloves Sound Amazing

Steven Blum
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It's stories like this that make me so thrilled that Google exists. According to Gotta Be Mobile, Google is developing some kickass virtual reality gloves to accompany their futuristic Google Glasses. They just patented these gloves, and, predictably, they sound incredibly useful. Here are five reasons why we'd want to own a pair:

Wearing Them Will Be Like Wearing a Computer

The technology involves a combination of cameras on the fingertips, a gyroscope, a compass, accelerometer, motions sensors, CPU, memory, onboard storage and wireless communications. That is totally insane. You're basically going to be wearing a computer on your hands. Can you believe we've moved from a time when you sat at a computer to one when where you could fit one into your pocket, and now you can wear one on your hand? The future: it's here.

You Can Use Your Fingers as Microscopes

Because there are cameras on the fingertips, someone could place their finger on a surface and – coupled with an augmented reality interface – see the opbject magnified. Imagine being able to see to the bottom of a lake by placing your fingers in it. Okay, so we're not sure if these gloves will be waterproof (read: they probably won't be), but that would be an incredible feature to have if you want to judge the depth of a lake. Are we getting too metaphysical here?

They Recognizes Gestures

Meanwhile, the accelerometer, compass and motion sensor act as input devices for motion. Just a flick of the ginger, a wave or touching a surface will send signals to a computer or a device. This could be incredible for augmented reality gaming. Choke zombies with your bare hands, slash through samurais with an invisible sword, or hit a home run with an imaginary bat. Or, you know, you could just use them to scroll through your Facebook news feed. In any case, I WANT.

They Could Revolutionize Sign Language

I think this one is a given. Deaf users could sign what they want to say and Google's gloves could translate their motions into printed word. This could seriously help deaf people communicate with folks who don't understand sign language.

You Can Sync 'Em with Google Glasses to Play AR Games

The new gloves will play nice with Google Glasses thusly: want to zoom in on something in your field of vision? Simply make a zooming gesture over the object or sign you want to see, and your glasses will zoom in on it. Imagine being able to see Google Earth on your glasses and zooming in on a specific place with your fingers. Amazing.

The  future is looking more and more like Minority Report by the minute. Can you think of any other cool uses for gloves like these?

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  • Ibraheem Satti Aug 23, 2012 Link

    that's pretty cool

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  • jesus corona Aug 23, 2012 Link

    wow

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  • Ti Mo Aug 23, 2012 Link

    If you can catch a football with those gloves without breaking them... I WANT!

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  • jesus corona Aug 23, 2012 Link

    google its going to own this planet some day

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  • Ti Mo Aug 23, 2012 Link

    If they build some highly illegal mind controlling software in their glasses this might happen pretty damn soon.

    Google almighty

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  • Steven Blum Aug 23, 2012 Link

    Alright, so we've got illegal mind control, catching footballs (virtual as well)...anyone have any other uses for gloves like these? : D

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  • Sean Foster Aug 23, 2012 Link

    Put phone functionality in them. A little speaker in the thumb and mike in the little finger. You know, like the phone gesture you make to people! Transfer the call to someone else with gloves by throwing it to them.

    The sign language application is very cool.

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  • jesus corona Aug 23, 2012 Link

    hand job lol

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  • Ti Mo Aug 23, 2012 Link

    hahahahaha thats exactly what I just thought, put some vibration in those b*tches, lean back and enjoy hehehehehe

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  • Eric McBride Aug 23, 2012 Link

    HAHAHAHHAHAHAAHA!

    It's the future of porn addicts worldwide!!!!

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  • Steven Blum Aug 23, 2012 Link

    OHMYGODJUSTREMEMBERED: http://www.androidpit.com/porn-industry-wants-to-strap-on-google-s-glasses

    Google Glasses + These Gloves = Porno Bonanza

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  • Ti Mo Aug 23, 2012 Link

    That does not look good for young teenagers with a girlfriend and timing issues though.........

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  • Eric McBride Aug 23, 2012 Link

    It doesn't look good for women as a species in general! *gulp*

    Google just killed the future of the human race...in pretty much the coolest way possible.

    :-) (joking of course)

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  • Ti Mo Aug 23, 2012 Link

    Yeah, a bunch of nerds jerking off instead of looking for women, so damn cool :D

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  • jesus corona Aug 23, 2012 Link

    ill buy one i hope my girlfriend dont get jealous lol

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