Months before Google Glasses goes on sale to the general public, the first sex application for the augmented reality specs has been revealed.
‘Sex with Glass’ has been developed by a London student of design, and promises to allow lovers wearing the glasses to see themselves from their partner’s point of view.
Maktabi, a Lebanese product design student at London’s Central Saint Martins art college, had only one day with the smart-glasses at a hackathon held in November 2013, but development has continued in the months since then.
The cornerstone of Sex with Glass is the shared live streaming: “See what your partner can see… Just say ‘OK glass, it’s time’ and Glass will stream what you see to each other. And if you feel like stopping everything, just ask: ‘OK glass, pull out’.”
“Some people find what we do repulsive,” Maktabi says. “But a lot of other people – and I am basing this from the emails we are getting online – really desire to try this. People have fantasies, desires and needs. It’s personal.
“What they do with that is up to them. Guilt, dogma and shame is something we still widely experience when it comes to sex and how we talk about it.”
This application appears to scratch the surface of the possiblities for augmented reality glasses for sex. Other possible uses include :