Google Glass Could Let Soliders Shoot Around Corners

By Jamie Condliffe on at

Google Glass is finding a place on the mean city streets, but it could also prove useful in the battlefield, too. Soon, Glass could allow soldiers to shoot round corners, using the HUD to take aim while behind cover.

The concept comes from Texas-based startup TrackingPoint, creators of precision-guided firearms that help improve the aim of those behind the weapon. But this new concept video shows how Google Glass could be used to feed the display from the sights to the eyes of the marksman while they continue to take cover. The video is painfully macho, and we're not ones to glorify guns or war here but it's a pretty smart use of the wearable technology. [Tracking Point via Verge]