Sergey Brin caught on the NYC subway wearing Google Glass

Sergey Brin caught on the NYC subway wearing Google Glass
There's a reason why Larry Page and Eric Schmidt have always been the faces of Google, even though the company was founded by Page and Sergey Brin. Sergey Brin is a pretty private person, and doesn't really like too much attention. But, when you're one of the richest men in the US and you like riding the NYC subway wearing the Google Glass prototype, it gets harder to not be noticed.

Apparently, Brin likes to ride the subway quite a lot, so it's actually a bit surprising that we haven't seen more pics like this, but this time Brin ran into Brooklyn resident and AR enthusiast Noah Zerkin. Zerkin engaged Brin in a short conversation late Sunday night on the downtown 3 train, which runs from Harlem to Brooklyn. 

This isn't the first time that Brin has been seen in public wearing Google Glass, but with the developer events for Google Glass slated for next week, this may well be the last time we this before Google Glass becomes a lot less mysterious. 



1. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

One of the most wealthiest men in America and he's riding the subway. Faith in humanity restored.

5. donfem

Posts: 708; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

That is what we call humility.

7. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Here I also smell sarcasm and if it is really sarcasm then +1 for you also. :)

17. nak1017

Posts: 328; Member since: Jan 08, 2010

He's riding the subway, without bodyguards or any other sort of escort, and without necessity. I suspect this is a little bit of a "keeping in touch with the common man" move on his part, but a billionaire wearing a high tech prototype is a kidnap/mugging victim in the making. Yet, he seems perfectly at ease... +1 to goodness in human nature

21. MorePhonesThanNeeded

Posts: 645; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

People rob others for things that are of value in the populous, his glasses are not popular anywhere yet. So no fear of being mugged for wearing odd looking contraption on his face. Must have been late that night, that train is packed to high hell by the time it reaches Brooklyn. I wonder exactly what Google Glass will bring us?

24. cheetah2k

Posts: 2271; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

What we all don't realise is that secretly, he's a KungFu master that can take care of himself :p

6. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

I smell sarcasm and if it is really sarcasm then +1 for you. :)

8. TarunV

Posts: 28; Member since: Jul 21, 2012

Had Steve Jobs been alive, and riding in a subway, you would have said quite the opposite. (I know I'm going to be bashed for this, but sometimes, you got to say what you got to say :/ )

13. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

I think that this ride on subway is just the same marketing trick as Barack Obama goes to eat in public places.

15. quickweevil

Posts: 51; Member since: Dec 21, 2011

Almost ALL politicians, you mean...

19. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

But not all politicians use it for marketing purposes.

28. wgaurav

Posts: 22; Member since: Dec 17, 2010

Except I saw Paul Ryan washing some fake Dishes or something.....All politicians are Same...

27. fanboysrdumb

Posts: 44; Member since: Jan 12, 2013

it doesnt have to be necessarily humility, he can just be a private person. he doesnt like attention cause then your publicly humiliated and talked about and literally your respect and dignity is shattered over night. a great example would be hollywood celebrities. and im very sure alot of fandroids will thumbs it up. but let me remind you something steve jobs clothes while introducing any of his devices, ipod,iphone,ipad you can see walmart written all over it. doesnt necessarily mean he was humble.

2. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

On the other hand, I want to see what Google is bringing to the table next week with Google Glass.

3. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

enjoying the Zubway Sergei ?

4. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Brin is a class guy. You dont need to wast your money on limo or airplane. Plus he doesnt mind getting his picture taken. Just take the subway like everyone else.

9. amirata_xman

Posts: 33; Member since: Jan 05, 2013

Smells good

10. jove39

Posts: 2147; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

May be he was unit Google Glasses will be a revolution in a way we see our portable gadgets...may be we'll wear Google Glass and carry a battery pack instead of phone :) Anyway...I hope Google put a serious effort to make sure Glasses last a day's usage at least

11. kirholstov

Posts: 146; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

looks cool

12. Shino

Posts: 196; Member since: Jul 23, 2012

SerGay the Thief :) Sweet!

14. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Why thief?

16. Reluctant_Human

Posts: 913; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

That comment was so stupid that i'll refrain from bashing it and let it speak for itself..

18. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Shino the troll

20. BadAssAbe

Posts: 508; Member since: Apr 22, 2011

Tony stark, is that you?

22. Stuntman

Posts: 843; Member since: Aug 01, 2011

He must have his armour in that yellow bag he is carrying. :)

23. BomberXL

Posts: 82; Member since: Jan 17, 2012

its odd, because the type of people i see everyday on the NYC subway (which i ride EVERY day) dont seem like they would know who he even is. Which is hard for us to beleive being Phone and electronic enthusiests, but youd be surpised how many people dont know what the the CEO of Google looks like. But if i saw him on the train, i wouldent lie, id be a total schoolgirl and flip a table to get a pic with him. Maybe even discuss some things Google Glass.

26. Mobilephile

Posts: 168; Member since: Nov 25, 2012

he's product testing Glass in real life situations, and could be part hyping the upcoming I/O

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