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He said the device can be inappropriate at times

Google's Eric Schmidt admitted that his company's new glasses may not be appropriate in all situations, and that talking to them can even be a little "weird."

Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt said that talking to Google Glass, the company's latest augmented-reality glasses, is "the weirdest thing" while speaking to Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government on Thursday.

"There are obviously places where Google Glasses are inappropriate," said Schmidt, referring to the fact that only those wearing the glasses can see presented information.

While it can be annoying to spend time with a person who keeps their face buried in their smartphone or seemingly talking to themselves via Bluetooth, Google Glass could be considered rude in common settings. For instance, two people could be engaging in conversation and making eye contact, but the Google Glass wearer could actually be looking at information presented on their glasses.

Talking out loud to Google Glass in certain settings could be rude and confusing to others, as well.

Google Glass is being offered to early adopters right now for a steep price of $1,500.

While Schmidt thinks Google Glass can be a bit weird, Google co-founder Sergey Brin feels the exact opposite. At the TED stage in February, Brin said that Google Glass was the way we're meant to react with other people. 

"When we started Google 15 years ago, my vision was that information would come to you as you need it," said Brin. "You wouldn't have to search query at all."

Source: Reuters



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RE: Birth Control Glasses
By Apone on 4/26/2013 6:47:50 PM , Rating: 2
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But just because something seems dorky now doesn't mean it'll remain that way.


- I absolutely agree and that's what I was basically saying in my previous post. I used to be called a "dork" and "geek" (which I proudly embrace) just because I have my notebook as part of my "must-have" gear in my daily commuter pack (just in case I need to kill some time or get some work done).

- Unfortunately, the hypocrisy continues as I know people who call laptop toters "geeks" but quickly develop separation anxiety heaven forbid they find themselves in the real world without their fashion accessory iPads.


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