Yesterday’s bonkers skydiving demo left plenty of gadget geeks–your Betabeat staff included–amused but intrigued. Google cofounder Sergey Brin announced that developers in attendance at I/O could order a $1,500 prototype to experiment with, but made it clear these weren’t market ready. Unacceptable! When can we expect the future to land on our face, Mr. Brin?
Luckily, Bloomberg TV got an answer out of him in an interview outside I/O: they’d likely hit the shelves in 2014. “Within a year after that I want to have broad consumer offering,” he told Bloomberg while wearing his own pair, complete with hilarious clip-on sunglasses.
His response to whether Google Glass might overtake Siri is also pretty priceless:
“I mean, especially with Google X, I’m not really thinking of any existing products or things to compare to. Google X is about doing brand new risky technological things that are really about making science fiction real” he said, adding that, “It’s got to be something really bold.”
Translation: Whatever, Apple, keep making your shiny gadgets, we’ll be over here skydiving and inventing the future, okay? Also, did we mention the BMX bikes?