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

Steven Blum
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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."

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  • Philipp Junghannß (My1) Apr 26, 2013 Link

    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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  • Gio A. Apr 27, 2013 Link

    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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