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Google Glasses: Five Sci-Fi Movies to Prepare You For 2017's Eyewear Fashion

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Apr 05, 2012 | 12:27pm EDT

Those Googles are some kind of something. Boy, they're all anybody's ever talking about! But come to think of it, this isn't the first high-tech eyewear the world is seeing. Over the years, Hollywood has given average viewers like you the chance to see what sort of funky lenses the future might have in store. Now that Google has made a run at the market, it gives the viewing public a chance to look back on some of the strangest, super-est and most sensational specs that the movie makers have come up with to date. See below!

Geordi La Forge, Star Trek: Generations

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Stylish though these shades may be, does LeVar Burton's Enterprise eyewear really live up to Google's new developments in optical aesthetics? Only time will tell, but going against the Google plan of attack, LaForge eventually lost his visor for Star Trek: First Contact. So we can also look forward to Google Glasses eventually going out of style.

Cyclops, X-Men

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Sure, he can shoot powerful energy beams from where his eyeballs would be, but the Googles can make you see things that aren't there (kind of defeating the purpose of glasses, but what are you gunna do? That company runs the world). Cyclops, a.k.a. Scott Summers, was forced to wear his headgear due to a deadly mutation. Let's hope it wasn't from spending too much time in front of a computer screen.

Ricky, Timecop

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Timecop stars Jean-Claude Van Damme, but it also sports an amazing virtual reality helmet, utilized here by Rick, a lowly TimeCop office manager. Whereas Google Glasses are intended for use around town, the VR rig is mainly for watching adult videos while not doing work. The future is a wonderful place.

Doc Brown, Back to the Future II

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Great Scott, these giant glasses sure look heavy! But they did help the Doc navigate through time and space to stop his best friend from wiping himself out of space time continuum? Like, seven times. Whenever we get to recreational time travel, expect Google to be in charge of that too.

The Ghostbusters, Ghostbusters

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Google's plan for integrating augmented reality into the real world is mostly for commercial purposes. But in the 2.0 version, they'll hopefully give the eyewear a greater purposes. Think like Raymond Stantz, who invented a pair of goggles to protect him from invading ghosts. Do Google Glasses protect us from invading ghosts?! We will Google that and get back to you.

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