10 transformational technologies from the 500

A look at the chips, devices, and software that will change the way people will live in the decades to come.

Google Glass
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For a product that's not widely available yet, Google Glass has generated an incredible amount of buzz. It's not hard to see why. The augmented reality eyeglasses, which project images onto a lense, represent a major step forward in computing, much in the same way the iPad made tablets a common household item. When it arrives later this year, users will be able to snap photos, record video, and otherwise enhance their surroundings, from offering on-the-fly directions superimposed onto the road or reviews for a restaurant someone is looking at.

  @FortuneMagazine - Last updated June 03 2013 05:15 PM ET
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