11 Apr 2012

The Daily Show's Jon Stewart is pondering the sanity or lack their of in Google's Project Glass.  "In New York City, that mother* is going to get hit by a car."  This in reaction to anyone wearing Google's new augmented-reality glasses.

Stewart goes on to say that Google is after all, the "world's biggest database of people whizzing in public."  Using Google Glasses would be as if these people "are peeing right in your eye."

He didn't stop there, he went on to rant about the Instagram photo app and the recent acquisition by Facebook.  After the app was explained to him he reacted "Wow.  That's really lame."

He was told that the purchase price was $1 billion, then reacted with "A billion dollars of money? For a thing that kind of ruins your pictures?"

Stewart's senior youth correspondent Jessica Williams explained that it was cheaper than a time machine to make your pictures look like they were taken in the 60s.

"Old people never like new or fun things," explained Williams.

So it is true, an idea that cost $0 about 17 months ago, suddenly turns into $1 billion dollars today.  Who will be the next winner in the "turn something ridiculously simple into something worth billions" game?  Time will certainly tell that story.

Source:  thedailyshow.com (The Social Networth)

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