If you are boarding a plane today for first class in Heathrow airport Virgin Altlantic gate, you will be handing your boarding pass to an agent wearing Google Glass, featured in NBC News this morning.
No longer will the first class travelers have to wait as an airline employee types into a computer, looking for updates about your delayed flight. Instead, they will get the information from someone wearing a red jacket, speaking into their glasses.
Unfortunately, those who aren’t ‘Upper Class passengers’ will be greeted by Virgin employees using non-wearable computers, as in olden days. But for the crème de la crème, it’s a whole new world.
‘From the minute Upper Class passengers step out of their chauffeured limousine at Heathrow’s T3 and are greeted by name, Virgin Atlantic staff wearing the technology will start the check-in process,’ Virgin Atlantic said in a press release. ‘At the same time, staff will be able to update passengers on their latest flight information, weather and local events at their destination and translate any foreign language information.’
An added benefit is the six week trial period of the Sony SmartWatch 2 as well as Google Glass. In the future, Virgin Atlantic said the technology could be used to recognize their customers’ ‘dietary and refreshment preferences,’ meaning your flight attendant could have your rum-and-Coke ready before you even ask for it.
Hopefully some upper-class passengers will film the entire process with their Google Glass Titanium collection frames, recently unveiled as the stylish alternative to Google's original wearable computer.
The gravity of the test reveals that the future of wearable tech is now a combination of utility and style. The fashion possibilities are endless and the technology may have Richard Branson extending this to outer space flights or at least in the near future across the pond and down the aisle.
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