Google's Co-Founder Sergey Brin Spotted in Public Wearing Project Glass Prototype

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    Here's something you may not see everyday: one of the co-founders of one of the largest and most influential corporations on the planet out and about using a prototype of one of his companies "pet projects." Apparently, Sergey Brin, co-founder of Google is one of the "beta-testers" of their coolest new project, "Project Glass", aka Google Goggles. Here's a quote from the Engadget article with some of the details:

    That's pretty cool! If he can already start testing them in real-world situations, then they may not be too far off from an actual production model after-all. We will keep you apprised of this interesting and evolving tech.

    As an aside, it's hard not to wonder if Sergey Brin has run into any street poles... :)

    Source: Engadget
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    what exactly are the glasses supposed to do?
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    This will be worse than people texting and driving.
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    I wish I could just try these on.

    I need to update my profile pictures. They're me wearing 3D glasses. I need to keep up this tech glasses trend =/
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    I love Google Goggles. I use that app all the time!
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    Really freakin' cool but if that isn't an unsafe distraction, then I don't know what is.
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    I bet it wouldn't be any more distracting than looking down all the time when on the phone. You would just need to get used to it.
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    METAL GEAR!!!!!

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    I'd definitely like to try these puppies out! I'd imagine the price tag would be around $200-400 easy at least... Now, how on earth would they connect to all those features without free public wifi everywhere? ...hmmm....another toy for the cell companies i guess :(
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    The idea is that it doesn't act as a distraction because it's in your field of view and nonobstructive. No longer do you need to look away from the task at hand. Same idea as a HUD in a jet fighter. And those have been successfully used for years, now.
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    They would likely be a replacement device for a traditional smartphone, and would access the 3G/4G network just like any other Android phone.
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    While that makes sense.. I don't think I could part with my pocket computer...errr, smartphone. For that matter, I don't think I would want two phones..hmm...decisions.. :blink: ...i still want one :(
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    Maybe its bluetooth and connects to the data coming from your smart phone
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    ya odds are we can wifi tether or hotlink it via BT. And then there is the option to pay an extra $30 a month for 2GB of data. Tho maybe the $15 a month plans would work seeing how its such a small screen, it wont take nearly as much data to(dont think will be seeing youtube and netflix on it lol)