Google Glass’ real promise is among the elderly

May 2, 2013

Google’s rush to Google Glass makes perfect sense, if you consider that founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin are 40, and 39 years old, respectively. With every day they have more and more in common with 60 year-olds than with 20 year-olds. Google Glass is an exercise in future-comforting their old age.

And so is the hiring of Ray Kurzweil, it’s to ensure that Google’s founders get a front seat on the bus ride to the Singularity, and its promise of immortality. If you are in the back seats you might not get there in time. It’s a different type of digital divide. […]