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Thank you Vic for all the amazing things you built and your never ending energy and optimism!
And Then

Last month, my wife's uncle died in a tragic accident in LA when the bicycle he was using to get lunch was hit by a truck. At the memorial service his daughter relayed a very touching story. 

She said her dad (who was her best friend) called every day to talk. But instead of opening the call with the customary "How are you" or "What's going on", her dad always opened the conversation with "And then?" Her father viewed each conversation as a continuation of the last, and what pained her the most was that there were to be no more "and thens". I cried. 

Since then I've thought a lot about how similar this is to our life's endeavors. We pour our heart and soul into our work and it becomes something we love and cherish. But even the challenges we work on today will one day become "and thens" as we move on to the next. 

Today I'm announcing my departure from Google after almost 8 years.

I have been incredibly fortunate to work with the amazing people of Google. I don't believe there is a more talented and passionate collection of people anywhere else. And I'm overwhelmed when I think about the leadership of +Larry Page and what he empowered me to do while at Google. From starting Google I/O, to being responsible for all mobile applications, to creating Google+, none of this would have happened without Larry's encouragement and support.

I'm also forever in debt to the Google+ team. This is a group of people who built social at Google against the skepticism of so many. The growth of active users is staggering, and speaks to the work of this team. But it doesn't tell you what kind of people they are. They are invincible dreamers. I love them. And I will miss them dearly.

Finally, thank you to all those who I've met on Google+. The community here has been so supportive that I don't even know how to say thank you. You all make Google+. Without you, this social network wouldn't exist. Your support for Google+, and for me personally is something I will never forget. 

But, now is the time for a new journey. A continuation. An "and then". I am excited about what's next. But this isn't the day to talk about that. This is a day to celebrate the past 8 years. To cry. And smile. And to look forward to the journey yet to come.

And then....
+Vic Gundotra 

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Working on new technology that can potentially help people and make their lives better is worth all the hard work, blood, sweat, and tear involved :)
This is another thing I have been up to:
You’ve probably heard that diabetes is a huge and growing problem—affecting one in every 19 people on the planet. But you may not be familiar with the daily struggle that many people with diabetes face as they try to keep the...
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Excellent and amazing work +Babak Parviz  . Congrats to you and your team! Is there any explorer program for lenses? My study are is Augmented Reality and Wearable Products in marketing. I would like to be in lenses' project.
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This is important.
U.S. government agencies claim they don't need a warrant to ask for private content—such as Gmail messages, documents, photos and YouTube videos. (Here at Google, we push back.) We urge reform to the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA) to require a warrant for online info, just like for offline. 

If you're in the U.S., sign this petition to the White House today—we need 100,000 signatures to guarantee a response:
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I really hope Glass becomes a new tool for creating art ...
Glass Creative Collective our partnership with film and design schools.

We’re really interested to find out how Glass will contribute to the craft of storytelling, specifically through film. So, we reached out to various film schools, including +The American Film Institute  +California Institute of the Arts (CalArts)  +Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) +UCLA School of Theater, Film, and Television and +University of Southern California. They’ll start exploring how Glass can be used in production, documentary filmmaking, character development and things we haven’t yet considered. We're eager to see what they come up with and we'll be sure to share more with you once school is back in session.

Scene 1, Take 1, and Action!
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The biggest contribution this can have is to reignite the human imagination. Not only will it contribute to the creation of art, but literally a new world.
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I am sure awesome things will come out of this :)
Several members of the original Glass team came to Google from academia and now we’re thrilled that Glass is going back to universities. We have a new group of academic Explorers who will be showing us what Glass can do in the areas of accessibility, health, sports and education. Over the next few months we'll be highlighting these researchers and sharing some of the exciting work they’ll be doing with Glass.
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I am an urban planner- head mounted display combined with geotagging of messages such as tweets could be a combination that helps save lives. There is an app that sends an alert to your contacts when there is a disaster in your area.  I really like Augmented Reality technology right now and into the future!

At UCLA, they worked on a project that geotagged and displayed tweets on a map when the Tokyo Tsunami happened. It's a great use of technology, specially when you automate the alert system you can do it using the cell phones people already use.
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Very cool stuff!
Jaunt is creating hardware, software, tools, and apps for content creators to make powerful VR cinema experiences for the Oculus Rift and other VR headsets.
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Hi , my name is Niloufar hajirahimi,iranian journalist from Iranian magazine which name is chelcheragh, I want to have interview with you as an Iranian and introduce your work to my country mate, our magazine has working for 12 years up to now ( since 2003) and our followers are adult, before you I had many interview with creative persons outside of iran like " CHINO OTUSKA" , "FRANK WAREN" , "TIMOTHY DONER","RAGHAVA KK" , ..... and if you accept me to have interview it will be my pleasure.
best wishes
Niloufar hajirahimi

P.S: this is our magazine site :
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Right team, right Glass :)
Congratulations to the +Seattle Seahawks and to our very own #glassexplorer  Golden Tate on your #SB48  win.
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+Babak Parviz  I have an Idea about google plus, How can I share this with you sir?
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And Next ...

so since I get a ton of questions about this, it's best to do a quick post.
after founding, building, and running the Google Glass team for nearly 40 months, I stepped down this year. It was an amazing ride and it gave me the opportunity to work with some really wonderful people. Together, we made a radically new piece of technology real and possibly started a new platform in computing and communication!

I am super excited about our other ongoing projects and the new ones we are about to start! :)
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add me:

I am looking forward you to open up the Google X Lab here.
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let's go!
With a little help from our friends

As you can see in the video below, Glass Explorers from Fargo to Fairbanks, and from Houston to Honolulu, have been sharing their feedback with us, helping shape what Glass will become. We’ve learned a ton, and we’ve been working hard to make Glass software better with our regular #glassupdates each month.

At the same time, we’ve been making the hardware better, too. We want to say “thank you” for all the amazing feedback we’ve been getting, so later this year, all Explorers will have a one-time option to swap out their existing Glass for a new one. This hardware update will allow your Glass to work with future lines of shades and prescription frames, and we’ll also include a mono earbud. You can find more details about this here:

In addition, we’ve been experimenting with ways to expand the Explorer Program and it’s been going really well. So over the next few weeks, all Explorers will have the opportunity to invite three friends to join the program. They’ll be able to buy Glass online and can have it shipped to their home, office, treehouse or igloo. We’re counting on you to get Glass to the people you think will make great Explorers. More Explorers means more feedback, and more feedback means better Glass.

Explorers, stay tuned for more details – we’ll be emailing you soon!
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I love U babak. I'm from Iran and I am proud that you are from  my country.This glass is so nice.I need one of them in Iran. but I think it was an dream
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a cool use of Glass :)
My Adventure Teaching with Glass

As a Glass Explorer, my goal is to transform the way I teach science, making every moment a teachable moment. With the help of +CERN and +Project Glass, I've begun pursuing my goal in the most spectacular way - teaching a class of physics students from halfway around the world while touring the Large Hadron Collider. I'm so excited to share this incredible adventure with you.
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At this point, a non-disclosure won't be necessary. My question is, how can I purchase a developer kit and prototype? Google has great people and great crowdsourcing, but some of the crowd is missing. How can we get involved?
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I dig making (really) small things, new computing and communication tools, and biotech and usually hang out in the Silicon Valley or Seattle.
Having worked at companies ranging from tiny start-ups to huge corporations and universities in Europe and the US, I have found each one to be fun in its own unique way. 
I have founded and led/lead a few efforts at Google (among them, Google Glass and Google Smart Contact Lenses are public so far :) and work on a few other things now...

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