(Gaza/Ashkelon, August 8) Google revealed yesterday that it had deployed its new “Gaza Glass” to reporters during the recent Israeli-Palestinian flare-up, allowing media on both sides to view the fighting from a new, digital perspective.
The new technology allows the user to erase images from their reality that they find bothersome or confusing, enabling them to view “complex situations with extraordinary clarity” according to a Google executive, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was scared of everyone.
“Everywhere I looked in Gaza, I could see only terrorists. No schools, hospitals, women or children, just terrorists.”
“It was great,” said a reporter embedded with an Israeli army tank unit. “Everywhere I looked in Gaza, I could see only terrorists. No schools, hospitals, women or children, just terrorists.”
A correspondent who spent nearly a month at the Al-Deira Hotel on the Gaza seafront said the new glasses “helped me see everything in clear black and white, not even shades of grey.”
“I was scared when the fighting started, but as long as I kept my Gaza Glasses on, I didn’t see a single Hamas gunman or rocket launcher, just innocent civilians,” she said.
Google said they were delighted by the results of what they called “a live Beta testing – with a lot of dead people.”
“Jon Snow of Channel 4 News and Tyler Hicks of the New York Times have asked for two pairs,” said Google. “We understand Fox News are equipping all their cameras with the new technology.”
Google refused to release details of the technology behind the new Glass, except that each lens was coated in molecules derived from an extract of the common Rosaceae plant.