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Brin said smartphones are "emasculating"

Smartphones are so 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, Google Glass -- 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.

Source: TED Blog

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RE: Google Glass.....
By GotThumbs on 2/28/2013 3:06:48 PM , Rating: 2
Siri/voice control via smartphone usage is next to zero percent

Well, Siri is apples voice system and its more of a novelty for most users since the marketing campaign finished IMO. Google's had that functionality for sometime and my brother and I use the voice to text almost all the time. Only when I'm in public, do I resort to using the a courtesy to those around me. The Google voice command feature does very well and its very rare that it doesn't get all my words exactly as I said them.

The issue IMO, is that most people are not using the feature on a regular basis. With anything...the more you use it...the easier it becomes.

In time, the Google glasses may have a way to know what your thinking and process that request. Maybe through brainwaves. In time anyway.

Best wishes,

RE: Google Glass.....
By retrospooty on 2/28/2013 3:11:22 PM , Rating: 2
"The Google voice command feature does very well and its very rare that it doesn't get all my words exactly as I said them."

Exactly. Google Now works better than Siri, and faster too. The guy doesn't like to use Siri, so condemns all voice control. From his limited Apple experience, assuming Apple is the best, therefore all voice control sucks. LOL... Newbs.

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