Google's co-founder, pitching the company's wearable "Glass" camera and headset, told an audience at TED that smartphones are "emasculating."
"You're standing around and just rubbing this featureless piece of glass," he said. Using Google Glass requires a fair bit of rubbing as well, and the prototypes have fewer hardware features than most phones. But Brin said they improved on smartphones in certain ways, particularly in having a camera ever-ready to start snapping pictures.
It gets really weird when you realize that this means Sergey Brin sits there thinking about being emasculated.