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Appear at Oscar Pre-Party [UPDATE]

2/26/2013 8:22 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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7:59 AM PT --  Turns out ... the woman with the Google Glass device is Anne Wojcicki ... who happens to be married to Google co-founder Sergey Brin.

Sorta makes sense now, doesn't it?

Also, sources tell us Sergey was also at the party sporting a Google Glass of his own.
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The future IS NOW ... 'cause TMZ cameras happened to catch a woman sporting a brand new pair of the highly anticipated GOOGLE GLASS eyewear on her way into an Oscar pre-party Friday night.

The woman -- who calls herself Anne -- was on her way into the United Talent Agency's Oscar pre-party at the Beverly Hills home of UTA chairman Jim Berkus ... when we noticed the glasses.

FYI -- Google Glass is said to be a sort of "smart glasses" device ... in which users can bark orders like "record video" or "take picture" or "give me directions to ..."

A video screen then appears in the upper left hand corner of the lens ... sorta like how Arnold Schwarzenegger viewed information while functioning in normal society in "The Terminator."

It's unclear why or how Anne got her hands on a pair of the futuristic spectacles ... but she gave us a pretty cool demo right on the street ... tapping the arm of the glasses and vocally commanding the device to take a photo of our camera guy.

Anne then uttered the words. "OK Glass" ... and shared the photo with one of her friends.

We asked if the glasses were living up to the extreme hype ... to which she said, "It's pretty cool ... instead of you [having] to have a camera right now, it can just video tape you."

When asked when they would be released to the general public, Anne told us, "It's coming soon."

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PT    

"Bark" orders? Hardly.

502 days ago
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LRT    

I hear they come with a hefty price tag .

502 days ago
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Dave    

Doesn't anyone see the privacy implications of this Orwellian device? The public will constantly have their likeness captured by strangers and reproduced, shared or transmitted without their express permission. Keep that in mind when you look down to unzip your fly.

502 days ago
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the_truth_hurts    

lo stupid and worthless, it will make google another billion bucks, people buy $#!T

502 days ago
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GoPeytonLuck    

Get ready for voyeurism charges and illegal candid video taping..

502 days ago
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Joe    

i would love to have one, but now if they are mainstream, what the heck will that do for privacy? if many folks have them on and are all recording everytime they are talking with you.

502 days ago
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NOT ELMO    

That Lady should've given One of those "SMART GLASSES" To J-Lawrence so maybe J-Lawrence would've Behaved Properly after THE OSCARS, i really think that DIOR should Cancel J-Lawrence's New Contract To Be Their Face and DIOR instead should Hire Anne-Hathaway who also WON an OSCAR As a Best Actress This Year, That's what i would do if i were DIOR's CEO...

502 days ago
8.

en Todo Momento!!    

yah, i bet right there at that moment, the robot voice in her goggles was saying: "TMZ camera guy target identified. DESTROY! DESTROY! DESTROY!!"

502 days ago
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Bethy    

Great detective job, TMZ.... that's Anne Wojcicki, the wife of Google co-founder Sergey Brin. Of course she'd be walking around with the device promoting it. She and her husband were both there with the glasses, and the "friend" she shared the picture with was him. They were both at the Vanity Fair party.

502 days ago
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Ace    

I'm waiting for the Google Shoe to come out so I can get some up-skirt shots.

502 days ago
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jackmama311    

i heard those glasses can totally remove kim kardashian from reality.

502 days ago
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rogerzzzzz    

5 Best Possible Ways to USE Google Glass.... @

http://wallstnews.blogspot.com/p/tech-buzz_2.html

502 days ago
13.

Pudding Tang    

NO GOOGLE GLASS ALLOWED INSIDE PLEASE

502 days ago
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Mike    

This is just what the world needs. More people walking around secretly videotaping other people for their nefarious or bizarre motives.

Technology like this will just make people more paranoid and DISconnected from everyone else. People might start acting more like robots in public. Looks like the "big brother" world is here now more than ever.

There might be people with video of you on somebody's computer right now and they're sharing your embarrassing situation with their friends and laughing about it for their sadistic pleasure.

502 days ago
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Mike    

There's certainly good AND bad with every new technological development.

On the good side, this might come in handy by intimidating the criminals, thugs, bullies, azzholes, and liars out there.

When they know they are more likely to be "caught on tape" they aren't going to do as much out of fear of retaliation later on.

502 days ago
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