Monday morning, as I read the reactions and reviews to the 85th Academy Awards from the night before, I came across an interesting intersection of Hollywood dazzle and Silicon Valley power: Sergey Brin, a co-founder of Google (NASDAQ:GOOG), and his wife Anne Wojcicki, were apparently at the Vanity Fair Oscars Party, schmoozing amongst that most exclusive and dazzling list of party guests, and promoting Google's new Glass device. Both Brin and his wife wore a pair of the smart wearable computers (they resemble a pair of eyeglasses), and Hollywood power players were invited to test out prototypes. Ms. Wojcicki said to the New York Times, "We've come a number of times, and no one ever wants to talk to us. Now we're very popular."
In a separate story, Brin told CNN: "Glass will also have an automatic picture-taking mode, snapping pics at preset intervals (such as every five seconds)." He has also demonstrated the feature in an email to select followers of the project's Google+ page.
Not every Google Glass will automatically record an image at preset intervals -- a spokesperson from Google has said the auto-photo function will not ship with the first Glass model -- but I'm certain that Brin recorded some fascinating footage Sunday night. Imagine if we could step into the lives of the George Clooneys and Jennifer Lawrences of the world. Imagine if we could, virtually at least, be at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party? With Google Glass, someday that may be a possibility. And that raises serious privacy concerns.