The following is an interview with a former colleague at Google who is a veteran of the industry, and the first interview I did with an insider.
I’ll explain why I wanted to know him, what he’s working on, and why it’s important to understand the technology that’s changing our lives.
(He has since left Google.)
“I’m going to be honest with you, I’m not super impressed with how fast Google’s getting into VR and AR right now.
It seems like there’s a lot of noise going on around these new developments, and a lot going on behind the scenes.
But I do think there’s room for growth, and I think it’s very interesting to see the various technologies emerging in the industry that people are excited about.”
The interview is available here.
The transcript below has been lightly edited for length and clarity.
You’re not in the technology bubble right now are you?
I mean, if you’re working on VR right now, I don’t think you’re that far away from it.
I mean I think Google is pretty bullish on the tech side of things, but VR is very new in the tech space.
I guess the biggest hurdle is the perception that VR is this kind of futuristic thing.
But, look, the industry has been around for a while, and it’s gotten pretty good at getting it right.
And, it’s been pretty good in the past, so I’m sure it’s going to get better.
But for now, it seems like Google is going to make a lot more progress in VR.
I’m curious what you think is the big challenges and where we might see some major breakthroughs.
Google CEO Sundar Pichai: First off, I want to thank you for doing this interview, Matt.
I think I have to thank all of you.
It was a very productive and interesting interview.
And thank you so much for having me, because I appreciate it.
Matt: Yeah, thanks.
Yeah, that was fun.
I just wanted to get out of there, go back to my office and start building a new job.
I’ve got to do some work for Google at the moment, so, I’ll just go back there.
I have this whole new job that I want done and I’m looking forward to it.
So thank you again.