Google AR translation glasses: why it’s finally time for them to come true

Almost exactly a year ago, Google showed us one of the most mind-blowing tech demos in recent memory: AR glasses that could instantly translate what someone was saying to the user into another language, all in real time. These descendants of Google Glass could give us, as Google claimed, “captions for the world.”

Unfortunately, as is often the case with Google demos, there was a problem: These AR translation glasses were just “an early prototype” that Google had been testing. The Vaporware alarm bells began to ring, and Google has been worryingly quiet on the concept ever since.

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