Now that the cat is out of the bag about Google[x]‘s new project in handsfree-smart-phoning-augmented-reality, Google co-founder Sergey Brin has decided to wear his Project Glass prototype out in public. Well, if not public, than at least the über posh “Dining in the Dark” charity event—an event dedicated toward fighting blindness.
Some keen reporters from The Verge were quick enough to catch up with Brin and ask him about the glasses.
No. They are not fully functional units.
Yes. The unit is self-contained (no wires, just glasses).
Maybe. The unit will be self-powered.
No. It doesn’t do all the things in the video, it just turns on and off right now.
No. You cannot try it on.
Yes. It has to go through RF radiation testing because you’re strapping a smartphone to your head.
Yes. Google wants to have a version on the market in a year, but for now, “Give us time.”
While you wait, see a more
accurate cynical version of their viral video.