Last year, Sergey Brin gave a speech at Google Ventures CEO Summit on the value of failing, and how failing fast can be beneficial. One of the subjects that he covered was his original foray into building a web service some 20 years ago. The service that allowed users to order pizzas by harnessing the internet to send faxes to pizza shops. In the talk, Brin covers how a single failed fax allowed Google to be born.
Today, the primary threat by far to internet freedom is government filtering of political dissent. This has been far more effective than I ever imagined possible across a number of nations. In addition, other countries such as the US have come close to adopting very similar techniques in order to combat piracy and other vices. I believe these efforts have been misguided and dangerous.
High-res images have now emerged of Sergey Brin stepping out wearing Google’s Project Glass heads-up eyeglasses at a charity event last evening.
And there’s only one thing to do here: enhance!