Sergey Brin Demos Google Glasses Prototype on “The Gavin Newsom Show”, Suggests Possible Release Next Year

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News Posted: Wed, May 30 2012 11:32 AM
Folks have been clamoring for more on Google's Project Glass, and Sergey Brin--one of the co-founders of Google who is now burying himself in the R&D department--recently appeared on “The Gavin Newsom” on The Current with the prototype glasses perched on his face.

(Side note: Yes, that Gavin Newsom. He’s a lieutenant governor with a talk show.)

The visit was actually a bit awkward as you can see in the video, as it’s a lot of Brin and Newsom describing what they’re seeing via the glasses with no visual for the audience. However, Brin dropped a bomb when he stated that he’d like to have the glasses out as early as next year.


Brin preceded that statement with the acknowledgement that the glasses were still “rough prototypes”, so we won’t plan to open our new Google Glasses on Christmas morning 2013 just yet, but his statement at least implies that Google is working hard on the project and sees it as a viable product.

You can also see in the video that Brin controls the device with a small touchpad on the side, and he also surreptitiously takes a picture of Newsom at one point and offers to email it to him later. The tiny screen is also visible on the glasses lens, and it’s apparently large enough that Brin could see which photo was on the display even while Newsom was wearing the specs.

If you want to see for yourself what photos look like when taken by a Google Glasses wearer instead of taking Newsom's word for it, have a look at some of the latest posts on the Project Glass Google Plus page.
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rapid1 replied on Wed, May 30 2012 4:12 PM

These are very cool I get little tidbits of info on them every now and then for a bit now. Of course they are generally just small slivers of info so you do not really know exactly what they are yet. As far as it goes they look like a one eyed inner projection display with a camera. I wonder if they will do dual lenses for a full internal no body display model or what. Can you imagine gaming on something like that in 3D or if that would even be possible.

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JPreecs replied on Wed, May 30 2012 9:03 PM

I would use these to take photos of unknowing hot girls and post them to my internet friends. Also I would watch porn all day.

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APierce replied on Wed, Jun 6 2012 10:32 AM

Would you go to the difficulties of wearing contact lenses with pixels in them?

http://blogmyglasses.com

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APierce replied on Wed, Jun 6 2012 10:33 AM

What do you think? Do you want a pair of these Google Project glasses ? Would you go to the difficulties of wearing contact lenses with pixels in them?

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These Google Glasses seem pretty interesting. They make me think back of one of those scouters from Dragonball back 20 years ago. Also saw at Computer Stories http://computerstories.net/computer-generated-eye-lenses/ they are developing eye lenses with the same tech, that you can put directly in your eye. Interesting tech all this. Wonder where this will be heading.

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