At the TED conference, Google co-founder, Sergey Brin, made a surprise appearance, showing off Google Glass, an augmented reality head-mounted display (HMD), to the audience as well as people who were watching the event via livestream. Aside from explaining why the search giant is focusing a lot of effort on the project, he confirmed that the device was coming later during the year, The Verge reports.
He also talked about touchscreen phones and questioned whether these devices are the future of mobile technology. Brin said, “We often question if this is the way you want to connect with the people in your life.”
He adds, “I feel it’s kind of emasculating. You’re just rubbing this featureless piece of glass.”
He claims this featureless piece of glass is one of the reasons why his wife uses a Blackberry. Although it wasn’t mentioned what model his wife was using, we’re sure it’s not the Blackberry Z10, Blackberry’s new BB10-powered handset.
Google Glass was developed to redefine the way we interact with other people and remove the limitations of mobile phones. He said, “The cellphone is a nervous habit. I whip this out and look as if I have something important to do. [Google Glass] takes that away.”
Google Glass was listed on eBay for as much as $15,000. When asked about this, Brin said, “I wouldn’t trust those eBay posts.”
Interested in Google Glass? We’ll keep you posted once we know more.