Sergey Brin talks about Google Glass at TED 2013 [VIDEO]

While many of us — even those who pre-ordered at Google I/O or are waiting on the Early Explorers program — are still waiting on Google Glass to come to market, the specially privileged folks, like co-founder of Google Sergey Brin, are already walking around with the thing and talking about it. The aforementioned leader of El Goog made an appearance at the TED 2013 conference earlier this month to talk about Google Glass and why Google wanted to create such an experience.

According to Sergey, they felt phones were a bit too emasculating for everyday life. Smartphones and tablets have become so important to people that people might look at their phones more than their friends on a night out on the town. It’s not taboo to glance around the dinner table and see everyone with their heads down: they’re not praying, they’re checking Facebook, Twitter, Phandroid (cheap plug) and the like.

With Google Glass, the goal is to keep you connected to all your information and the people important to you, while at the same time allowing you to keep your attention on everything in your physical presence. It’s Google’s way of trying to get the world to continue to walk with their chins up instead of their heads held low, for both relationship reasons and safety reasons.

At the same time, its goal is to enhance life itself — being able to record your memories and stay immersed in them without having to hold up a blocky camera is something many will find value in.Brin didn’t get into much depth about Google Glass so he didn’t reveal anything we didn’t already know about the unit itself.

As such, this particular presentation isn’t really being billed as a traditional TED Talk. Still, it’s an interesting 13 minutes of footage that you should take the time to watch if this is one project you’re enthusiastic about and excited for. Hit the play button above to get started.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100004071788282 Ravi Shah

    to bad West Virginia is already trying to pass a bill to ban google glass use while driving. I hope that other states don’t follow. Can’t wait to buy this as soon as it’s released to the masses.

    • Michael Quinlan

      I can’t imagine there’s a state in the US where using Google Glass while driving doesn’t violate multiple existing laws. The last thing we need is more laws prohibiting the use of specific technologies or products while driving. If drivers don’t have enough sense to know when their driving abilities are being compromised, more narrowly focused laws will not magically endow them with it.

    • Brian S.

      I think taking about it gives it relevance.

    • rustygh

      I’m pretty sure CA will jump on board. They love making new laws.

    • kwaping

      The way I see it, Glass is actually better than a traditional car entertainment system. Instead of having to look away from the road and take a hand off the wheel to adjust settings like we currently do, Glass provides a voice-activated HUD you can use while continuing to watch the road.

  • Dvrcowboy

    I always check phandroid at the dinner table at least 2 to 3 times

  • $$Monkey$$

    how much will this cost?

  • outkastz

    you can search it on yahoo or bing

  • Michael Quinlan

    The guy wearing Google Glass thinks handling a smart phone is emasculating?

  • hemipw54

    So how do you zoom in with the camera? Take the G. Glass off and throw it at the object?
    So now instead of walking with your head down you walk into something face up. Okay!
    G. Glass sounds great right now but the new will wear off and we will be stuck with $1500 novelty items.
    So doesn’t G. Glass still need a cellphone as a receptacle? Not standalone.
    Google Glass sounds strange, abbreviated it is G.G..

  • Yellow Snow

    Okay, I’ll bite, what is TED 2013? For all I know, Sergey was talking to his buddy named Ted that he calls once a year.

    • CaptainObviousTM

      You have the internet at your finger-tips: google it. I enjoy watching TED talks in my spare time. Some of them are captivating, inspiring, and educational.

  • rustygh

    If glass is so good why does he need a microphone?
    Wonder how long before google gets sued for the first glass death? Did you notice the second he said we moved to this form factor he then pulled his phone out again. Also what’s the deal taking like a minute to pocket your phone. Must be a skinny jeans thing. This guy was boring.

  • Phanstep

    What phone was he using, the Nexus 5 … The X Phone…? I can’t wait until I/O