In an interview with Charlie Rose, Google X founder and researcher Sebastian Thrun extolled the virtues of artificial intelligence, higher education, and self-driving cars. A researcher on Project Glass, Google’s wearable augmented reality heads-up display, Thrun said that “the hope [of the project] is to really get things out of your life, not into your life”.
When asked what the glasses could do, Thrun seemed to make a subtle gesture with his head and said he snapped a picture and shared it on Google+. The image he took, seen below, was indeed seen on his Google+ page with the comment “I took this picture during the interview“. His goal is for Project Glass to facilitate interaction between people, citing how “other people can now see through my eyes“.
The interview goes on to talk about Google’s self-driving car, which Thrun worked on, as well as his online university named Udacity. The entire video is a fascinating exploration of the mind of a technological visionary, and I highly recommend watching the whole 19 minutes, but if you’re just interested in the Project Glass discussion, it starts about thirty seconds in. Click the source link to see the video.