Quick Note: Google's Sergey Brin Trash Talks Smartphones, Praises Google Glass
February 28, 2013 11:47 AM
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Brin said smartphones are "emasculating"
yesterday, according to Google.
Google co-founder Sergey Brin, who appeared at the TED stage yesterday, explained that smartphones don't allow their users to interact enough with the outside world, and even called them "emasculating." People walk around with their faces buried in their smartphone's screen and swipe at a piece of glass.
"Is this the way you're meant to interact with other people?" asked Brin. "It's kind of emasculating. Is this what you're meant to do with your body?
"When we started Google 15 years ago, my vision was that information would come to you as you need it. You wouldn't have to search query at all."
According to Brin,
-- a hands-free, voice-activated headset with augmented reality features -- is that vision materialized. Brin showed Google Glass off at TED, saying it's the way people were meant to interact with one another while still using digital technology.
Google Glass is being offered to early adopters right now for a steep price of $1,500.
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RE: Google Glass.....
2/28/2013 2:06:15 PM
Actually: I think it can be shaded.
Just scrolling down shows a shaded pair. It stands to reason in my opinion that if they can put in a pair of shaded lenses, they can easily put in a pair of shaded prescription lenses (or transition lenses).
Plus, plenty of people wear glasses without shades in the sun. It's no different from people not wearing sunglasses anyways. If it WAS only shaded, you'd probably have said "can't wear it inside." Just because you hate it (or google) doesn't make your universals true.
You act like "another battery to charge" is universally bad. If charging batteries is bad, get rid of your smartphone and your laptop, and stay on your desktop and flip phone. Obviously charging a battery is an inconvenience, but the idea that charging it is simply bad, without noting the functionality you get with that "extra battery" is stupid. You certainly wouldn't apply "charging another battery. yay" to your laptop or smartphone. (Unless your phone had like abysmal battery life or something but that's your fault).
"This week I got an iPhone. This weekend I got four chargers so I can keep it charged everywhere I go and a land line so I can actually make phone calls." -- Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg
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