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Google's Schmidt Admits Talking to Glass Feels "Weird, Inappropriate"

Authored by: Steven Blum — Apr 26, 2013
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I like Eric Schmidt. I have the feeling that, if we knew each other, we would be friends. I mean, he's just so frank. What other chief executive at Google would admit that talking to Google Glass feels "weird and inappropriate"?

Yesterday, at a Harvard talk, Schmidt told the audience that "talking out loud to control the Google Glass is the weirdest thing." He also said that people would have to develop a new kind of social etiquette to be able to utilize new technology like Glass. 

"There are obviously places where Google Glasses are inappropriate," he said.

Schmidt also said that Google will be pre-approving all Glass apps, in contrast with Android's open policy. The new strategy is to ensure Glass doesn't become anything like how it was portrayed in parodies like these.

Schmidt has a history of speaking his mind, no matter the circumstances. Just a few days ago he said Google Glass was a "year-ish" away from a consumer version. A few months ago, after a trip to North Korea, Schmidt described the country as "The Truman Show."

Source: Reuters

Steven Blum has written more than 2,000 blog posts as a founding member of AndroidPIT's English editorial team. A graduate of the University of Washington, Steven Blum also studied Journalism at George Washington University in Washington D.C. for two years. Since then, his writing has appeared in The Stranger, The Seattle P-I, Blackbook Magazine and Venture Villlage. He loves the HTC One and hopes the company behind it still exists in a few years.

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  • Gio A. Apr 27, 2013 Link to comment

    I know talking out loud to glas would be a little strange and crazy looking. i hope that if the google smartwatch rumors is true that they would integrate google glas functionality in it so you can control glas from the smartwatch instead of needing to speek to it. Then I would really want both.

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  • Philipp Junghannß (My1) Apr 26, 2013 Link to comment

    doing it with talking would be really weird. I'd like it rather if Glass would capture your Hands and takes notes of soume gestures...

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