John Doerr of Kleiner Perkins on Google Glass
"New platforms are rare, but can be transformational, when they’re based on great products with robust APIs, powerful distribution and outstanding entrepreneurs. That’s exactly the goal of Glass and the Glass Collective. At KPCB, we’ve done this before, with funds making early bets on new platforms for mobile devices, social networks and Java.
Glass blends real and digital experiences in your daily life. With Glass you can take pictures, get reminders, look up directions, send texts, and update social networks – all without a keyboard or touchscreen. What’s striking is how Glass responds to the most natural input of all: your voice.
Smart phones put the Web in our pockets. Glass puts the Web where we want it the most: right before our very eyes."
Photo of Doerr with Eric Schmidt and Sergey Brin with an early version of Glass in September 2011