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
An Engineer, Digital Entrepreneur andNonprofit Advocate, Eva Smith has spent her career in Technology.She is a tech expert, content developer, consultant & speaker.