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.....
3/1/2013 11:23:06 AM
2) I wasn't trying to imply that it was inherently more dangerous, I was implying that it doesn't fix anything. Having the navigation in your peripherals or just stuck to the window/in the dash still requires changing focus of where you're looking, little improvement.
3) Uhm, you have nothing at all to back this up. "Trust me, it'll happen" is far from proof of concept. Extremely weak point, sir.
4) I will criticize the graphics because I know what's capable in what form factor. I work with graphics all day, and the device would be bulky and power consuming to get even simple games like angry birds working.
5) This is not justification for such a feature.
6) This is one I can't really provide an argument for or against until I see it working.
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