It was for the first time that Google Glasses have been shown in Europe. Robert Scoble wore his newest gadget when he entered the stage at NEXT Berlin 2013. A true NEXT moment happened when he let Bruce Sterling try out Google Glasses.
Roberts explanation why countries with to big privacy concerns will lose:
We are in competition with each other – glassholes will win
Robert Scoble: >> We are in competition with each other for all sorts of things. For instance, I was on a plane one day and I didn’t turn off my cellphone cause I’m a bad boy. And i have trippit on my phone. And trippit told me “your plane is canceled and it is going back to the gate”. I immediately bought a ticket on another airline out of town – there were 3 tickets for a hundred people.
I am in competition with you for all sorts of experiences all the time. Tonight when we go to dinner to this restaurant in town, there might be one table left right now and i’ll go to opentable and take it and you might come 30 seconds later and want the same table. Go on, we are in competition with each other. … There is a new iPad app from expect labs … and it listens to you and so i can pull up my sales data from the northern territory for the last quarter and compare it to the sales data for the northern west territory for the last quarter and I’ll have an answer faster than you will. So who is gonna have the raise when the raise comes around? <<