I’ll admit it, I’m a skeptic. It’s not that I don’t believe, it’s just that I like some facts to back up opinion, and I’m suspicious of most things that smell of a publicity stunt.
So when I heard that Google founder Sergey Brin was photographed sitting in a NYC subway train wearing the worst-kept technology secret— “Google Glass” glasses, (which allow an augmented-reality-ish experience by interfacing with the internet), my “publicity stunt” radar went off.
Think about it.
What are the chances that the founder of Google would be sitting alone in a NYC subway train, wearing technology that is super-secret and not yet released, and that said founder would be 1). Identified by a random guy on the train who just happens to be a "wearable technology enthusiast", 2). and that he just HAPPENS to have a blog where he posts about technology issues.
Yes, stranger things have happened, but it is quite coincidental, no?
I have no facts; no proof one way or the other. All I have is my intuition and skepticism that something is fishy in the Google Glass Spotting of 2013.
Personally, I think the man in the photo looks more like Ringo Starr than Sergey Brin, but that’s just me.