Growing up, I was fascinated with the TV shows of "Star Trek" and "BattleShip Gallatica." The combination of strange looking aliens, interesting planets, and tele-transportation had me captured. It is perhaps not surprising that I ended up in the field of computer science. And so my inner-geek was intrigued at the news reporting the impending release of Google’s glasses.

The future may be closer than we think with this example of augmented reality features moving into the real world of you and me. (Much can be said about the impact of technology on the consumer when we have to use “real” to describe the world we live in).

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