· A Second Projector- This would be a simple addition, just another rectangular device, this time projecting on the opposite lens. What this would add would be a way to take advantage of how the human vision system works and add possible pseudo-holographic imaging to the device. Instead of just distracting you with a map drawn in your face, it could draw the directions directly onto the road!
· A Second Camera- This would do what it did on the Nintendo 3DS, but with more divers and convenient uses. The conjunctive use of both of the cameras would allow for 3-Dimensional photos and video, but it could also work as a proximity detector: using the differences in the two different images to detect the distance to an object in the same way that our brains do. (This could also be accomplished with the addition of an IR Emitter and an IR Receiver, of the kind that is found in the Xbox Kinect, spreading the beams around to generate a depth image)
· Better GUI- Though the GUI seen thus far on the Kinect works well for Windows and other Google products, it doesn’t seem to work as well for the Glass. I believe that a more holographic look, like in Iron Man or Star Wars, would serve it better.
· More Lens Options- Currently, the Glass only seems to sport plain glass and tinted glass lenses, and it is unclear whether they are transitional or prescription lenses. I believe that the addition of these things, as well as possibly lenses of the type that reduce eyestrain from LED screens, could improve the Glass quite a lot.
· Usage of Hand Gestures for Controls- Think about it. There are many points in which this would come in handy, such as for zooming in with a photo or video, or even your own vision. With an additional camera, the Glass would be able to triangulate the positions of your hands, so think, wouldn’t it be useful and, excuse me, downright awesome if you could just point at something and say, “Okay Glass, what’s that?”, and it would look up similar images on Google and figure out what it was? I mean, it could even do this automatically, adding labels floating above things so that you’re never unsure of what something is. You could also be able to make the picture frame gesture with your hands and have the Glass use those two points to calculate where to zoom in.
Once you have the calculations of how to find the position of an object done, it’s not extremely difficult to create new and, excuse me, awesome, things for the Glass to do, making it much more than a mere Smartphone, which, if you ask me, is the wrong direction to go with it anyway. I mean, you could even use text recognition to make it work as a calculator, printing the answer next to the equation. The more you think about it, the more ideas you have for the Glass, which is, in my opinion, one of its best features and the reason for Google’s delay on its official release. So, Google, if you’re reading this (and I’m pretty sure you are, since google is the main visitor to my site), feel free to use my ideas. Just don’t forget where they came from, and keep thinking up new ideas!