Russian-born manly man and Google co-founder Sergey Brin took the stage at a TED Conference in Long Beach, California earlier today to pitch his company's geek-tastic Google Glass wearable computer. The advantage of wearing a computer on your face rather than in your pocket? Smartphones are "emasculating" Brin told attendees. "You're standing around and just rubbing this featureless piece of glass."
Of course, the other advantage is that users are less likely to run into things while their facecomputers give them directions because we've all become so lost without a machine to show us the way home. That and your camera is already aimed at whatever it is you're looking at, which is totally not creepy at all. As for the cool factor of smartphones, Brin went on:
I have a nervous tic. The cell phone is a nervous habit — If I smoked, I’d probably smoke instead, It’d look cooler. But I whip this out and look as if I have something important to do. It really opened my eyes to how much of my life I spent secluding myself away in email.
Anyway, take it from the guy wearing Crocs: your smartphone is totally making you look lame. You should probably throw it away and take up smoking instead.