Google says ‘there’s a real opportunity for Glass to be mainstream’


Google Glass in its current form might be the ultimate early-adopter status symbol, but project leaders at Google think it will grow into a broadly-accepted product. “There’s a real opportunity for Glass to become mainstream,” product director Steve Lee said today at Google I/O. “We were surprised at how quickly there was a positive reaction.”

Lee was speaking to a large crowd gathered for a “fireside chat” on the future of Glass, and his comments were echoed by other Google employees on stage. “We want Glass to have a big positive impact on the world,” said designer Isabelle Olsson. Engineer Charles Mendis said he thought Glass would “drive forward certain types of technologies,” particularly battery development. That’s heady talk for…

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