Google last week unveiled Google Project Glass, its futuristic augmented reality headset. While Google talked up the benefits, some took to YouTube with parodies that showed the potential for harm – especially if Microsoft were making the glasses.
First, the original:
And now, here’s a look at six funny Project Glass parodies.
ADmented Reality - Google Glasses Remixed with Google Ads
If you watched the original video and thought, how is Google going to make money on this, then this video answers that question. Say hello to contextual ads (as well as some subtle Google self-promotion of Google+ and Google Play) – ads served based on everything you say.
The video description also notes that “All of the AdWords used are actual Google ad returns found via Google searches based on the dialog, situation or setting in the original video. Yes ‘Music, Stop!’ does actually return an ad asking if you would like to listen to music.”
Google Glasses: A New Way to Hurt Yourself
This video shows the bad side of augmented reality: a text message sent accidentally, an intrusive ad, and an inquiry from the police that won’t be denied. Oh yes, and some bodily pain.
Google Project Glass - Cheating Wife Parody
Thanks to the Project Glass technology and Google Maps, a man discovers his wife is nearby, and with another man. This activates a song with the word “die” in it and a search for “how to kill”. Who knew Project Glass would add a life meter?
Goggle - Project Dangerous Glasses
In this video, a man’s day begins with a severe coffee burn when he receives a call. The pain continues, as do some recommended searches and ads, all culminating with Google asking if he wants to go to the nearest hospital.
Windows Project Glass: One day too...
This hilarious video ponders what would happen if Windows put out its own Project-Glass type of offering. As you’ll see, it ends with an “Unexpected catastrophic failure!”
Project Glass: One day... (WoW Parody)
How great would Google’s glasses be as an add-on for World of Warcraft? This video attempts to answer that question.
What's your favorite video? Have you seen any other funny Google Project Glass parody videos? Let us know in the comments?
Brin Wears AR Glasses
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In other Project Glass news, Google co-founder Sergey Brin was spotted wearing an early prototype of the glasses Friday night. He admitted the prototype isn’t yet at the level as depicted in the announcement video, the Verge reported.