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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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barcham    

It's bad enough having idiots walking around with their iPods blaring so that they are unaware of what's going on around them and idiots texting while driving, now we'll have to deal with people wearing these things. I expect to hear about more pedestrians and cyclists getting run over and more drivers being distracted and causing accidents.

573 days ago
32.

tamara    

What's the big deal? Tiny hidden cameras have been around for years. These are just a little bit obvious.

573 days ago
33.

jrcole    

another useless invasion of privacy device we need to step bk and look where we are headed and it is not good nothing will be private anymore we are being watched 24 x 7 too much

573 days ago
34.

Az Heat    

I hope they do back ground checks on people who buy these especially convicted child molestors!

573 days ago
35.

Dave Cummings    

I hope this technology becomes popular, mainly because it would make my related domains more valuable for selling them, i.e.,

ComputingGlasses.com

ComputingViaGlasses.com

GlassesCloudComputing.com

573 days ago
36.

DaveT    

Cool, we'll all be cyborgs soon, we'll have metal contacts on our butt cheeks and have to sit in a charger every evening

573 days ago
37.

Mrugowsky    

Don't they have them in contacts version??? These glasses are too heavy.

573 days ago
38.

John    

For less money, you can cross your eyes.

573 days ago
39.

azriel    

I foresee many car accidents and fatal accidents as people are busy checking out their picture-in-picture and video footage.

573 days ago
40.

mr.howell     

As if people aren't distracted enough today!..with phones,texting ect! geezzz...more gadgets to cause more car accidents!..thanks steve Jobs for inventing our stupid 'dangerous distracted' society!..

573 days ago
41.

Nostradamus    

TMZ must be directionally challenged. The visual outputs appear in the upper right hand of the users lens. Mirror effect maybe?

573 days ago
42.

uglee212    

they will be easier to steal than iphones

573 days ago
43.

HubbaRocks    

Okay Glass...Okay Glass...Okay Glass. This is what we are going to hear a lot of in the near future. And you thought people on their cell phones were annoying.

573 days ago
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55vineyard    

$1500 - are you kidding me, I can vacation in Mexico for a week or two on that amount of money. Geez.

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