Sergey Brin says smartphones are ‘emasculating’ and a ‘nervous habit’ while Google Glass is a ‘little freaky at first, but you get used to it’

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Google Glass is the next generation of wearable, internet-connected devices, and Sergey Brin believes smartphones are “emasculating” compared to Glass. Sergey recently spoke at the Technology, Education and Design (TED) conference in Los Angeles.

He made a few points about how people interact with phones and the outside world:

“Is this the way you’re meant to interact with other people? It’s kind of emasculating. Is this what you’re meant to do with your body? I have a nervous tic. The cell phone is a nervous habit — If I smoked, I’d probably smoke instead, It’d look cooler. But I whip this out and look as if I have something important to do. It really opened my eyes to how much of my life I spent secluding myself away in email.”

Sergey also showed the audience how Google Glass works and mentioned that it’s “a little freaky at first, but you get used to it.” His TED talk isn’t up yet, but see our recent post for what life is like through glass.

With Google Glass ahead of schedule and expected to hit consumers by the end of 2013 at under $1500, it’ll be no time at all before we can see just how less “emasculating” it really is.

Source: The Independent

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