Tech Trends Thursday: What Would You Do If You Had Google Glass?


Google announced a Google Glass Contest.  The voice activated computerized glasses give users the ability to take photos, search the web and record what they see hands free.  The coolest feature about google glass is that you can also share what you see live via google hangouts. Google is providing the glasses to a handful of lucky users to try out. However, selected explorers will need to pre-order a Glass Explorer Edition for $1500 and attend a special pick-up experience, in person, in New York, San Francisco or Los Angeles.

I watched the video demo and was very intrigued.  The appearance of the Google Glasses is very star trek tech looking and may make the user feel a little awkward while trotting around the world recording hands-free.  The second prototype looks cooler.  I hope they will be able to make the glasses look a little more hip and provide options to purchase computerized designer glasses, sun glasses or reading glasses with the computer integrated into the frame.  The glasses will also compliment all the existing technology gadgets available such as smartphones and tables.

Google has a fun contest to enter to get your own pair of Google Glasses. Using Google+ or Twitter, tell google what you would do if you had Glass, starting with the hashtag #ifihadglass. The deadline for applications is February 27th. If you are chosen, google will send an invitation to become a Glass Explorer.


If I had Google Glass I would travel the world by car, train, bus & on foot to meet the beautiful people of the world and share my experience live via google hangout. I’m sure we will discover that as a world we have more things in common with the people of the world than differences.

Question:  What would you do if you had Google Glass? Please make sure to also share on Twitter or Google+ using the #ifihadglass hashtag

Eva Smith

Publisher at Tech Life Magazine
Eva is an award winning entrepreneur and Publisher of Tech Life Magazine. She has been recognized by Ford Motor Company as a Mujer Legendaria Inteligente (Smart Entrepreneur), USA Today Magazine as a Top Blogger to Watch and Latina Magazine as a Top 25 Latinas Who Shine in Technology. Her work has also been featured on Mashable,, Babble, Baby Center,, USA Today, Latina Magazine, Huffington Post, National Parks Services, Voxxi, NBC Latino, Rolling Stone Magazine & more.She is technologist, engineer, bilingual freelance writer, speaker and digital media consultant.

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  1. I saw this on the news the other day…CRAZY how far technology has come!!! This would be pretty cool to try but um, 1500 is too rich for my blood right now 😉

  2. Wow! It’s finally out. I saw a video about it a while back.

  3. I absolutely love the idea but I’m not so into all these little gadgets that continue to drive us further and further from simple times. there are other ways to record what we’re seeing. Would I wear them? Perhaps if I were doing trapeze or snowboarding!

  4. Maribel Reyes says:

    Fascinating! I would probably ride my bike around the Golden Gate Bridge and record it.

  5. Ive always said that I wish there was a way to take a video or picture in my brain or from my eyes. When I had kids that became even more true! Every time I grab my phone or camera to take a video of baby’s first steps or catch a photo of that perfect moment, they stop, move, etc.
    Google glass is so genius! I love everything else it can do too.

  6. Hi Eva!
    I love that you have a category just for these awesome items. I was lucky to tried them not a long time ago. Great experience! I was in a conference, can you imagine being able to take lots of pictures and videos without bringing your heavy camera with you?
    It was awesome.


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