Reporter Wears Google Glasses to Pelosi Press Conference

By Elizabeth Harrington | August 2, 2013 | 11:32am EDT

Google co-founder Sergey Brin wears Google Glass glasses. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

( – Google Glass stole the show at House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s (D-Calif.) weekly press conference on Friday.

When a reporter, NBC's Frank Thorp, asked her if she was concerned that Congress would run out of time to address immigration reform with the upcoming fiscal battles in the fall, Pelosi became distracted by his glasses.

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“I’ll answer that if you tell us about your glasses,” she said, to laughing reporters.

“Um, they are Google Glasses,” the said Thorp.

“I see,” Pelosi said. “But I mean what are we doing with them right now? Are we filming all of this?”

“Yes, it’s being filmed,” Thorp said, “but it’s also being filmed by those cameras,” he said, pointing to the back.

“Yeah, yeah, yeah,” Pelosi said. “No, it’s good.

“It’s telling mom, what your family what you ate for lunch—what you’re going to eat for lunch as soon as you look down at your lunch?” she asked.

“My mom made me lunch, so she knows,” the reporter joked.

The technology has gotten buzz at the Capitol before, with Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) trying them out in May. Google Glass is voice-activated device, allowing users to read email and take photographs.

NBC's Frank Thorp later posted the video he shot with the Google Glasses  of Representative Pelosi.

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