Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) executive chairman Eric Schmidt admits that talking to Google Glass is the “weirdest thing” to do, according to Reuters.
In a talk at Harvard today, Schmitty literally called it “the weirdest thing. There are obviously places where Google Glasses are inappropriate,” he said, according to Reuters.
Google Glass is the company’s interactive tech that places a small screen in the top right corner of your field of vision, enabling you to interact with peers, socialize, take directions or video chat by shouting out commands to the smart device.
Referring to Google Glass-related privacy concerns, Schmidt says that people will have to “develop new etiquette to deal with such products that can record video surreptitiously and bring up information that only the wearer can see.”
Users or non-users, everyone will have to adjust to the concept of technology being integrated into daily routines. “It’s so new, we decided to be more cautious,” Schmidt said. “It’s always easier to open it up more in the future.”
According to the chairman, apps offered to Glass users will be required to get Google’s approval beforehand.
The company revealed the product earlier this year and recently started distributing the prototypes to software developers but has said they won’t be available more broadly until 2014.
The interactive glasses are designed to take away the habit of constantly staring at your cell phones, however, Schmidt thinks, “If you like eye contact, I’m sorry, you lost.”