Wearables like Glass are unstoppable, says Google X head of displays Mary Lou Jepsen

Wearables like Glass are unstoppable, says Google X head of displays Mary Lou Jepsen
In more of a teaser rather than an unveiling, head of display group within the mysterious Google X innovation lab Mary Lou Jepsen, said that wearable computers like Glass are coming and are unstoppable. Jepsen, known for founding Pixel Qi, a display company that makes screens that are multiple time more power efficient and with hugely improved sunlight legibility, is now heading a secret project at Google X.

And while she apologetically said she could not talk about it (“Sergey insists,” she said referring to Google co-founder Sergey Brin’s dedication to secrecy), Jepsen did say that engineers in her team are “maybe sleeping three hours a night to bring the technology forward.”

The most interesting tid bit however might be her inside look of wearable computers like Google Glass. “It’s coming. I don’t think it’s stoppable,” Jepsen said referring to the wearable computer revolution. Speaking of Glass that she wore around her neck, Jepsen said: “you become addicted to the speed of it, and it lets you do more fast and easily.”

Jepsen also focused on the importance of innovation in areas other than industrial design and user experience design that are getting a lot of the highlight. Still, substantial innovation in LCD displays and other core technologies, was what made laptops and later on tablets possible, according to Jepsen.

“I don’t think any one of us has an excuse on why we can’t get up and do something really big, really bold,” she concluded on a motivational note.

A lot of teasers, right? We believe when there’s smoke there should be fire, and in the case of Google Glass expectations are to see the glasses launch sometime in 2014.

source: Technology Review

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13 Comments

1. THE.DARK.KNIGHT

Posts: 269; Member since: Sep 09, 2013

Useless is the right word

6. sum182

Posts: 229; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

oh yea? have you gotten to use them? or are you just going off blind judgment?.... I've have used them, gave them a good thorough testing, and they are amazing... even in beta stage.

9. takeja

Posts: 35; Member since: Aug 16, 2013

For the Apple customers is useless even to have a possibility to change the default browser or having a calendar on their desktop, they are truly limited But e.g. navigation and instant photo taking is enough for me with the glasses, great innovation,I will buy one for sure

11. THE.DARK.KNIGHT

Posts: 269; Member since: Sep 09, 2013

This has got nothing to do with apple troll. Google glass has no practical use. Also, for your information mobile safari beats any of your laggy android browsers. It even beats anythird party ios browser. And no matter how much you cry you cannot change the reality that safari is smoother, faster and better than any browser on your cheap open source platform. It will give you one of the best browsing experiences ever. So we dont have to go hunting for a browser that works properly. Thats what you call robust software. I understand that some people are experiencing bugs on apples latest software but I havent come across any major bugs in my usage. You are a troll. A foolish one.

13. maysider

Posts: 38; Member since: Aug 11, 2013

For Apple users the glasses are really useless, but every reasonable person wants to take a photo when he needs as soon as possible, have a great navigation without distracting... The Apple user is so limited that his arguments are just "fast, smooth" no matter Chrome is far faster....Apple users just don't know more

2. makio9

Posts: 48; Member since: Jul 23, 2012

Sworn to secrecy? Surely we can kidnap her and hook her up to some kind of machine and re-transmit her knowledge, yes? Or no?

3. reckless562

Posts: 1153; Member since: Sep 09, 2013

what?!?! go home makio9 , youre drunk.......

4. Topcat488

Posts: 1416; Member since: Sep 29, 2012

They may be unstoppable, but the Google Glass will still be "Banned-able", everywhere!

5. good2great

Posts: 1042; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

lol hell yeah... these people actually think businesses will allow you to wear glasses, that have a camera in them, inside?

8. tedkord

Posts: 17415; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Some businesses will supply them to their employees. These have real useful applications in some business environments.

12. good2great

Posts: 1042; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

what about your average consumer? that's the problem. you're not going to be able to walk freely in all places with a video recorder strapped to your face.

7. boosook

Posts: 1442; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

Then release it!!!

10. zombiewolf115

Posts: 38; Member since: Jul 16, 2013

i wont lie i always wanted google glasses. and just the other day this chick wore one in college which simply made me want one more .release it damnit

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