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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 skyward on 4/26/2013 11:07:37 PM , Rating: 1
While email have been around since the 80's, Glasses have been around for much longer. They are dork back then and is still dork today and will be in the future. This is why we have contact lenese nowadays.


RE: Birth Control Glasses
By Paj on 4/29/2013 8:10:24 AM , Rating: 2
Yeah, I guess that's why the world's most successful designers don't make glasses. Oh wait.

Glasses might have been dorky in 80s teen movies, but they definitely arent now. Theyre a fashion item. Sure, you can still get dorky styles, but some of them are awesome and make just about anyone look good.


RE: Birth Control Glasses
By BRB29 on 4/29/2013 8:42:40 AM , Rating: 2
Glasses are in now. Even rappers sport fake dork glasses. Smart is the new cool. I don't see these google glasses having any social issues.
The only issue is already said and it's the whole talking thing. It's just weird standing next to someone talking on blue tooth or when a stranger on bluetooth seems like he's talking to you. It really creeps me out sometimes.


RE: Birth Control Glasses
By RufusM on 4/29/2013 8:56:14 AM , Rating: 2
Gotta give Google credit for trying to make them look cool. They have been working on the "cool factor" for the past year by having Google Glass make appearances at various high profile parties and events and whatnot.

Wearable computing will be a big deal even if Google Glass doesn't the big jump starter for it. The younger crowd usually has a much higher acceptance rate for change and, let's face it, they are the ones who will be driving the market for these things.


RE: Birth Control Glasses
By BRB29 on 4/29/2013 10:39:28 AM , Rating: 1
it will be a big deal when they can put it on regular glasses. Visor looking things will not be an appropriate look for many places that you actually need the thing.


RE: Birth Control Glasses
By delphinus100 on 4/29/2013 10:15:10 PM , Rating: 2
quote:
Glasses have been around for much longer. They are dork back then and is still dork today and will be in the future.


Unless, of course, they're sunglasses...


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