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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 retrospooty on 2/28/2013 8:04:50 PM , Rating: 3
"Google giving away a mobile OS, they aren't really supposed to make money on it "

Exactly... But money does come. Tony saying its a "spectacular failure" is ridiculous. Its given for free to bolster other revenue and its about branding, marketing, advertising, and dominating industry. Android is a long term strategy that is just in its infancy. They just starting selling high volume in 2011 FFS. It's not just doing well now, its gone from zero to dominating the industry in just a few years, and is still on its way up. The X phone and Android 5 are just a few months out.

But this isnt about Android, that is just Tony and jis need to change the subject to one that doesnt make an Apple competitor look good. As for Google Glass, it looks amazing. The potential is sky high. I cant freegin wait.

RE: Google Glass.....
By TakinYourPoints on 2/28/2013 9:22:42 PM , Rating: 2
Tony saying its a "spectacular failure" is ridiculous.

Certainly, but hyperbole is a thing on the internet. Something is either the best ever or the worst ever. :)

As for Google Glass, it looks amazing. The potential is sky high.

Potential is there, I want it to be inconspicuous. People walking around with bluetooth headsets are douchey enough. Ocular implants! :)

RE: Google Glass.....
By retrospooty on 2/28/2013 9:44:34 PM , Rating: 2
Ya, I get ya there. Double edge though. I want it to be inconspicuous on me... But then if ytou dont notive it, you neer know when someone might be recording you LOL. ick.

Hell, if nothing else I want it in my car. Like a NAV HUD. Hands free, and never have to look away from the road. If it did zero else, it would be worth it.

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