It looks like someone is already working on an augmented reality social app. ArsTechnica just published an article on a company called Lambda that is working on facial recognition for Google Glass. Lamda’s founder described the potential social application of their technology in a similar way to my description below. It does seem like a natural use of the technology. Showing metadata on real world objects is a well known use of augmented reality and so extending that to people makes sense.
I was surprised that Google intended to forbid facial recognition apps on Glass. Their rationale is apparently “privacy”. Yes, that is correct, Google is concerned about privacy. That is certainly ironic.
Categories: Augmented Reality