social nerdia b-sides
I keep hearing that Google will release a consumer Google Glass in the next year or two… 

Maybe…  but I believe (based on personal opinion only) that Google is simply validating interest and testing functionality in order to make the technology available for other manufacturers. That could take a couple more years before anyone gives it a shot as a consumer product.

Google Glass is just a prototype: both for testing with developers AND for education of consumers and the media.

Companies like Samsung, HTC, LG, Xiaomi, maybe even Sony will get in on the game (with or without Google)… and so will the Oakleys, Ray-Bans and TOMS of the world, but first you have to get people comfortable with the idea of connected glasses. 

By the time wearables start to get more widely accepted (and less polarizing as is happening in San Francisco), we will start to see (well, not really *see*) Google contact lenses in the wild.

It will be interesting to watch.

I keep hearing that Google will release a consumer Google Glass in the next year or two… 

Maybe…  but I believe (based on personal opinion only) that Google is simply validating interest and testing functionality in order to make the technology available for other manufacturers. That could take a couple more years before anyone gives it a shot as a consumer product.

Google Glass is just a prototype: both for testing with developers AND for education of consumers and the media.

Companies like Samsung, HTC, LG, Xiaomi, maybe even Sony will get in on the game (with or without Google)… and so will the Oakleys, Ray-Bans and TOMS of the world, but first you have to get people comfortable with the idea of connected glasses. 

By the time wearables start to get more widely accepted (and less polarizing as is happening in San Francisco), we will start to see (well, not really *see*) Google contact lenses in the wild.

It will be interesting to watch.

I keep hearing that Google will release a consumer Google Glass in the next year or two… 

Maybe…  but I believe (based on personal opinion only) that Google is simply validating interest and testing functionality in order to make the technology available for other manufacturers. That could take a couple more years before anyone gives it a shot as a consumer product.

Google Glass is just a prototype: both for testing with developers AND for education of consumers and the media.

Companies like Samsung, HTC, LG, Xiaomi, maybe even Sony will get in on the game (with or without Google)… and so will the Oakleys, Ray-Bans and TOMS of the world, but first you have to get people comfortable with the idea of connected glasses. 

By the time wearables start to get more widely accepted (and less polarizing as is happening in San Francisco), we will start to see (well, not really *see*) Google contact lenses in the wild.

It will be interesting to watch.



Google Glass theft is happening all around us…

But no one is doing anything about it. Does Sarah McLachlan have to intervene??? “Every week, dozens of Google Glass wearers get robbed by fist punch…”


No! 

There must be a better way.

I propose: “Google Life Saver,” a Google Glass built-in anti-theft pepper spray. 

Think about it… “Ok, Glass… Spray!!!” and it sprays. 

Maybe “wink” enabled functionality. 

Maybe it even offers auto-video recording so you can get better at pepper-spraying over time.

Google, it’s time to protect human life from itself, and Sarah McLachlan.



TWiT Marketing Mavericks - Facebook Oculus VR 

TWiT Marketing Mavericks - Facebook Oculus VR 



36th minute



schlafnotes:

Since I joined RRE Ventures last fall, I’ve spent time researching mobile on-demand services that we are able to access with a push of a button. “On-demand mobile services” (ODMS) is a broad category so I believe it’s important to start with a definition. My friend Semil Shah defines ODMS as…



This is whaling… 

This is whaling… 



Barking. Inception. Chaos.

Barking. Inception. Chaos.



In January I noted that there were 4 “context” startups to pay attention to in 2014.

Nest was soon acquired by Google. Oculus VR was acquired by Facebook this week.

Two down. Two to go. 

https://medium.com/p/fe1e46b8c02f



Hard truth: Sometimes you gotta do a little #showrooming. Can’t wait to finish Ben Horowitz’s book.  (at Chapters)

Hard truth: Sometimes you gotta do a little #showrooming. Can’t wait to finish Ben Horowitz’s book. (at Chapters)

Hard truth: Sometimes you gotta do a little #showrooming. Can’t wait to finish Ben Horowitz’s book. (at Chapters)



Van City Bound (at The Train in the Sky)

Van City Bound (at The Train in the Sky)



"It is an out-of-body experience for me," says my good friend @cletehanson about the fascinating sport formerly and currently known as curling. (at Royal City Curling Club)

"It is an out-of-body experience for me," says my good friend @cletehanson about the fascinating sport formerly and currently known as curling. (at Royal City Curling Club)

"It is an out-of-body experience for me," says my good friend @cletehanson about the fascinating sport formerly and currently known as curling. (at Royal City Curling Club)



She volunteers as tribute! #TED  (at TED 2014 - The Next Chapter)

She volunteers as tribute! #TED (at TED 2014 - The Next Chapter)

She volunteers as tribute! #TED (at TED 2014 - The Next Chapter)



#WhyiLoveSXSW:  6th St #ATX

#WhyiLoveSXSW: 6th St #ATX

#WhyiLoveSXSW: 6th St #ATX



#WhyiLoveSXSW: Hanging out with visionaries.

#WhyiLoveSXSW: Hanging out with visionaries.

#WhyiLoveSXSW: Hanging out with visionaries.



#WhyiLoveSXSW: Wearables welcome! #GalaxyGear #sxsw2014

#WhyiLoveSXSW: Wearables welcome! #GalaxyGear #sxsw2014

#WhyiLoveSXSW: Wearables welcome! #GalaxyGear #sxsw2014