blog by GGS on the impact of Google Glass in the greenhouse industry:

"Change your climate control settings by saying "Open shade 10%"?"

So you may be asking, what is Google Glass? It's Google's latest attempt to free data from desktop computers, tablets, and smartphones, and place it right in front of your eyes. It's a wearable computer with a glass screen that allows you to access the web, record video as you see it, perform actions based on voice activation, and display useful information about what you're looking at. It looks futuristic, like something out of a sci-fi movie, but will soon be upon us and used for both entertainment and productivity

But why am I writing about this on a greenhouse blog? Because it could very well change the way we do business.

Apps are just now being created by third party developers, and will be similar to smartphone apps. The difference is, you will be able to control these apps using voice commands, and you'll see information displayed in front of your eyes wherever you go with the device. Lastly, your hands will be freed up and you'll no longer be tethered to a workstation. You're free to work and move around anywhere while still being connected to all the information you need.

I am already imagining the applications for a greenhouse. Think of these possibilities:

  • Adjust your climate control settings by saying "Open shade 10%"
  • Start watering a bench by saying "Water bench 151"
  • Look at a plant and automatically display information about it
  • Snap a quick picture of the type of fan you need to order and instantly email it to GGS ;)

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