Google Glasses made another appearance, but this time it wasn’t Sergey Brin showing them off, it was California Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom. Sergey Brin and his wife, Anne Wojcicki appeared on The Gavin Newsom Show on May 23 to talk about his work at Google X labs. He also let the Governor try them out and Wired recently interviewed Newsom to find out what he thought.
“You can easily forget you have them on, and sense the capacity of use in the future,” Newsom told Wired, adding the headset felt incredibly light, comfortable and inconspicuous on his head. Newsom was also impressed with the image quality as it was “remarkably clear.”
Sergey also demoed a little as he navigated the system via a touchpad on the right side of the headset behind the display. He was able to locate a photo he took of Newsom by sliding his finger forward and back.
If you’re hopeful we will see Google Glasses anytime soon, Brin said that it was a rough prototype and “I have some hopes to maybe get it out sometime next year, but that’s still a little bit of a hope.” He did go on to say that Google X is now the primary focus at Google and they have been working on the glasses for two to three years. As to why they are developing the glasses, “The idea is that you want to be free to experience the world without futzing with a phone.”
The show will air on June 1 at 8:00 PM and you can watch it at Current TV. For more on the interview, hit the source link.