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Google co-founder Brin spotted on subway wearing Google glasses

SPIE Newsroom
22 January 2013

A ride on the New York subway led to an encounter with a key player in the tech industry, Sergey Brin of Google. According to Noah Zerkin, wearable tech and augmented reality enthusiast, Brin was wearing Google glasses. Zerkin writes about the encounter on his blog, Integrated Realities.

The augmented reality display incorporated into a pair of glasses is being developed in "Project Glass" at Google. Developer versions are expected to ship soon, and a consumer version should be available within a year after that, according to previous statements from Google.

Google will be represented at the PRISM Awards for Photonics Innovation, to be presented February 6 at SPIE Photonics West. Bikash Koley, Tech Lead and Manager of Network Architecture at Google, will be one of the presenters.