Google Goggles: Thank you for your service, authors of the world

So remember that hot start up, Goggle? This is the one that developed eyeware that could block all advertising?

Enter Google Goggles. Yep.

“Here’s how it works:

Point your [Droid] phone at a word or phrase. Use the region of interest button to draw a box around specific words

Press the shutter button

If Goggles recognizes the text, it will give you the option to translate

Press the translate button to select the source and destination languages”

Pretty nifty, right? Ask yourself this: Does Google’s Hoovering of all the books in the world have anything to do with these new translation devices? Do you think that stealing all the books in the world might might have a few benefits to Google other than just Google Books?

Does anyone know what happens to the scanned text once Google Hoovers it up?

Do you think that this has anything to do with why Google is scanning books like there’s no tomorrow?

Do you think that that if they lose the Google Books case they’re going to give it all back?

Do you think that they intend to pay the Google Books Registry for ancillary uses of the data?

Do you think anyone even knows what they are doing with all the scanned books, sheet music, illustrations, etc.?

Do you think that’s evil?