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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: Um privacy..anyone?
By Solandri on 4/27/2013 12:27:56 AM , Rating: 3
I was traveling back to my hometown and, responding to Mother Nature, decided to stop at one of those rest areas on the side of the road.

I went into the washroom. The first stall was taken, so I went into the second stall. I had just sat down when I heard a voice from the other stall.

"Hi there, how is it going?"

I am not the type to strike up conversations with strangers while sitting on the john in restrooms on the side of the road. I didn't know what to do, but finally I said, "Not bad."

Then the voice said, "So, what are you doing?"

At this point, I was starting to find the situation a bit weird, but I said, "Well, I'm headed back east."

Then I heard the person, all flustered, say, "Look, I'll call you back. Every time I ask you a question, the idiot in the next stall keeps answering me!!!"

RE: Um privacy..anyone?
By Old_Fogie_Late_Bloomer on 4/27/2013 11:03:10 PM , Rating: 2
In fairness, if you're being called an idiot by someone who is talking on their phone while taking a $#!+...

Doesn't carry a lot of weight, is all I'm saying.

RE: Um privacy..anyone?
By Azethoth on 4/30/2013 10:13:20 PM , Rating: 2
No actually it carries the full weight of a man, minus one deposit.

RE: Um privacy..anyone?
By Dr of crap on 4/29/2013 12:32:30 PM , Rating: 2
NEVER, NEVER, NEVER talk on the phone while in the john - period!

Walked in to the john at work, and heard the guy in one of the stalls on the phone - REALLY? It can't wait!??!

Yep the guy on the phone is the doorknob!

RE: Um privacy..anyone?
By Spookster on 4/30/2013 3:20:02 PM , Rating: 3
When I find people in public restrooms talking on their cell phones, I am sure to make my bowel movements extra noisy so the person on the other end of the line knows they are joining us in the bathroom.

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