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Sergey Brin Wants You to Use Google Glass Because Smartphones are 'Emasculating': VIDEO


Google founder Sergey Brin spoke at the 2013 TED conference about the company's upcoming Google Glass, in which a screen is strapped to your face via a wiry headpiece.

He spent the first few minutes of his presentation trying to trash the smartphone:

"I feel like it’s kind of emasculating. Does anybody else feel that way? You know you're standing around there, and you're just like rubbing this featureless piece of glass. There's not even anything to feel. Is this what you're meant to do with your body?"


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  1. Yeah, the iPhone is kind of emsaculating. Anyone else feel that way? No? Just me? Ok, then.

    What a moronic notion.

    Posted by: SoLeftImRight | Mar 23, 2013 9:42:28 AM

  2. Give him a break. You'll recall he was one of the first, loudest voices in corporate america against Prop 8:

    Posted by: shaun | Mar 23, 2013 8:32:23 PM

  3. I think the word he was looking for might have been "dehumanizing." If he's talking about "what your body is meant to do," as in moving around instead of fiddling with a piece of glass that would kind of make sense. "Emasculating" limits it to just men, which I don't think was his intent.

    But so far I've resisted all sorts of tech trends, from Facebook to smartphones, and those glasses just look really really annoying.

    Posted by: Caliban | Mar 23, 2013 9:10:50 PM

  4. I would never wear some f'n ugly glasses like that. My God, he thinks phones are emasculating? Those glasses will guarantee you won't be getting laid tonight. Sure, they can do some cool things, but you look like a freak when you wear them.

    Until they become nearly invisible to my face, I'll pass....

    Posted by: Marc | Mar 24, 2013 4:51:40 AM

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