Sergey Brin shows off Project Glass [video]
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?