Google exec wears Project Glass specs during TV interview

Google generated a ton of buzz earlier this month when it officially revealed Project Glass; a set of glasses with a wireless data connection and heads-up display, along with a camera, GPS and motion sensors.

One of Google's team working on the product appeared on a TV talk show that was broadcast on Wednesday wearing the glasses and even using them to take a picture of the host.

The program was the PBS high brow talk show Charlie Rose and the person wearing the glasses was Sebastian Thrun, the founder and head of Google X Labs. During the interview, Thrun took a picture of Rose with the glasses' on board camera. He then nodded his head which caused the picture to be sent to his Google+ page (the show was apparently pre-taped several days ago).

The big question: how comfortable are these glasses? Thrun seems to wear them during the interview as if they were regular non-Internet connected glasses. He mentioned that the small screen, which can be seen above Thrun's right eye, can offer a window to the Internet but that ultimately it does not distract him from the real world beyond those glasses.

Image via Charlie Rose

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Rumor has it, that head piece isn't the final design. The components will more or less be built into a "thicker" set of glasses stems. The display will be integrated into the lenses themselves of the actual glasses. Gunnars is said to be a candidate. Sourced from the Jabber Jockey.

He then nodded his head which caused the picture to be sent to his Google+ page

Neat, but doesn't look like it lends itself to being very interactive, well not at least without giving yourself some major neck strain from twisting and bobbing your head all over the place. Probably looks like you're having a seizure if you wanted to type a message.

Bring on the Pip-Boy 3000 instead.

Max Norris said,

Neat, but doesn't look like it lends itself to being very interactive, well not at least without giving yourself some major neck strain from twisting and bobbing your head all over the place. Probably looks like you're having a seizure if you wanted to type a message.

Bring on the Pip-Boy 3000 instead.

That is quite an assumption there.

wahoospa said,
It's not as bad as those piercing people have in their lips, tongues, eyebrows and ear lobes.

and even better than herpes, but it's a stupid comparison

Happy_Camel said,
It might looks silly now, but people said the same thing about mobile phones.

and they still do. thats why we have headsets now.

lamebo said,

and they still do. thats why we have headsets now.

You mean that thing on your ear that make you look silly and seem to be an idiot that speak to himself?

NesTle said,

You mean that thing on your ear that make you look silly and seem to be an idiot that speak to himself?

those bluetooth headsets make the rest of us look like idiots too when if you think they're talking to you, you reply back, and get totally blanked!

mounty said,

those bluetooth headsets make the rest of us look like idiots too when if you think they're talking to you, you reply back, and get totally blanked!


lol

mounty said,

those bluetooth headsets make the rest of us look like idiots too when if you think they're talking to you, you reply back, and get totally blanked!


And you all must be idiots apart from looking like one for replying to some deuchebag stranger on the street lol dumb****s

i'm sure when it hits the market it will be transparent/hard to notice. in any event ...very cool, but what about those of us who don't wear specs??!?!? do we get some cool headband?

the420kid said,
i'm sure when it hits the market it will be transparent/hard to notice. in any event ...very cool, but what about those of us who don't wear specs??!?!? do we get some cool headband?

I don't think these are meant to replace eye glasses, though I wouldn't be surprised if google strikes up some deals with the big names in glasses. This i'd say goes for seeing aid and general sunglasses.

the420kid said,
i'm sure when it hits the market it will be transparent/hard to notice. in any event ...very cool, but what about those of us who don't wear specs??!?!? do we get some cool headband?

You have to wait until the contact lens version comes out.

Lachlan said,
why would I ever attach a thing to my head/eyes created by an advertising company!!??!
Because its awesome!!??!

Lachlan said,
why would I ever attach a thing to my head/eyes created by an advertising company!!??!

Imagine that, walking down the street with them on and an ad pops up right in your face.

Lachlan said,
why would I ever attach a thing to my head/eyes created by an advertising company!!??!

cause you can be hit by a bus while suffering through an android ad

"your death will be monitored to improve future user experience"

littleneutrino said,
well that is exciting however, the device itself still looks stupid

People mock the glasses, but look at the first "mobile" phones - they were gigantic bricks and anyone using them looked stupid. Even when phones started becoming smaller and more popular, people still looked odd using them on the street. These days, it's nothing.

Considering they're an early prototype (And remember that early prototype android phones look nothing like today's), I think they look pretty decent. It's not hard to imagine what 5 or 10 years R&D will do to them, with designer labels producing their own variants. Maybe the likes of HTC or samsung will make smart glasses, but then maybe it'll be Jaguar, Ralph Lauren or Ray Ban?