Two Small Signs We're Starting to Live Like the Jetsons

110113 Jetsons Logo There is a new version of Google Goggles that is faster and smarter than ever before. 

How fast and smart?  Google's image-based search app is now powerful enough to finish your Sunday morning Sudoku.  Literally.

Take a picture of the puzzle, and the app does the rest. Check out the video below to see Google Goggles in action.



This same tool lets you take a picture of a location and Google will return relevant search results after recognizing where you are and inferring what you might be searching for.
This seems like a pretty big leap towards Jetsons-like living.
With that in mind, take a look at Word Lens.
Word Lens instantly translates printed words from one language to another using the video camera on your iPhone. You've got to see this.

In a sense, Word Lens is an new form of dictionary. It looks up words for you, and shows them in context. You can use Word Lens on your vacations to translate restaurant menus, street signs, and other things that have clearly printed words.
Imagine what comes next.
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