'Naked and Lonely' Without Google Glass: Andreessen

Wednesday, 12 Jun 2013 | 2:07 PM ET
Andreessen 'Tickled Pink' Over Google Glasses
Wednesday, 12 Jun 2013 | 8:15 AM ET
In the second part of a CNBC interview, Marc Andreessen of Andreessen Horowitz talks about the government surveillance controversy and why he thinks people will feel "naked and lonely" without the high-tech eyewear.

Life without Google Glass is a cold, lonely way to live. At least that is the way Marc Andreessen, co-founder of Andreessen Horowitz, describes the way people may eventually feel when they aren't wearing the device.

When Google Glass goes mainstream, users won't ever want to take the eye-wear off because they will risk feeling "cut-off," Andreessen said Wednesday on CNBC's "Squawk Box."

(Read More: From Strip Clubs to Theaters, Google Glass Won't Be Welcome Everywhere)

"The idea of having the Internet with you all the time, being able to see, literally to be able to have the Internet in your field of vision ... and to be able to talk to it, it basically just wraps you in all the information you would ever need all the time," he said. "I think people are going find they feel, basically, naked and lonely, when they don't have this at some point."

(Read More: X-Rated Google Glass App Gets Banned)

Andreessen's venture capital firm along with Google Ventures and Kleiner Perkins announced a partnership in April called the Glass Collective that is investing in companies making apps for the device.

Andreessen wrote in a blog post at the time of the announcement that he was "tickled pink" about the new project and told CNBC that wearable computing can make a huge impact on everyday life.

"I think we have the opportunity to take the Internet and the best of all these technologies have to offer and make them a much more personal part of our lives," he said.

(Read More: Google Accused of Hypocrisy Over Google Glass)

Google Glass has yet to launch to the masses yet, but the product is expected to become available to the public sometime next year.

Until then, Andreessen said, the only thing keeping him from wearing the device all the time is all the buzz he gets when he does wear it.

"I would wear it constantly, but it draws too much attention. If you want to make friends, it's like driving a '67 Corvette. It's a great way to get people to come up and talk to you on the street," he said. "I need to live in a world where everyone has it on all the time."

_ By CNBC's Cadie Thompson. Follow her on Twitter @CadieThompson.

  Price   Change %Change


Contact Technology


    Get the best of CNBC in your inbox

    › Learn More
  • Matt Hunter is the senior technology editor at CNBC.com.

  • Cadie Thompson is a tech reporter for the Enterprise Team for CNBC.com.

  • Working from Los Angeles, Boorstin is CNBC's media and entertainment reporter and editor of CNBC.com's Media Money section.

  • Jon Fortt is an on-air editor. He covers the companies, start-ups, and trends that are driving innovation in the industry.

  • Lipton is CNBC's technology correspondent, working from CNBC's Silicon Valley bureau.

  • Mark is CNBC's Silicon Valley/San Francisco Bureau Chief covering technology and digital media.