Google co-founder Sergey Brin recently sat down with the Lieutenant Governor of California Gavin Newsom for an hour-long interview. Brin, as he has done in the past, wore the company’s Project Glass prototype, and even allowed Newsom to test them out. During the interview it is revealed that the device features a touch-sensitive trackpad that allows users to scroll through content.
When asked about a potential release, Brin states that he has “some hopes to maybe get it out sometime next year,” although he did caution “that’s still a little bit of a hope.”
I personally think it will take a lot longer – after 3 years all they’ve managed to do is to take pictures and video, a bit disappointing since you can buy a much better Spy camera eyeglasses for $100.
Wearable Display will take off – it only makes sense, but will Google really dominate? Oakley already hinted they’re building their own, or Vuzix’s Tac-Eye LT amazing impressive military ready technology.
Google does have the right vision, as do others: The SmartPhone as the main portable computing device, and the eyewear as an interface; connect them via bluetooth (or whatever better tech comes in the future), and you got yourself a winner. C’mon Google X, is it really that hard?