In the past year, Google has been slowly disseminating information and peaking curiosity about its futuristic, smart spectacles project dubbed Glass. It has gone skydiving, appeared on a fashion runway and was spotted riding the subway.
But the functionality of Glass has been largely unknown, mostly because so few people (outside of Google) have had the opportunity to try it out. Now, Google Glass is beginning to strut its stuff, making itself more available (sort of).
Here are a few pictorial examples of what Glass can do, but check out more of its functionality on the website here.
Here’s a video that can give you more of an idea about “how it feels”:
On its Google+ page, Glass announced that it was expanding its Glass Explorer Program:
We’re looking for bold, creative individuals who want to join us and be a part of shaping the future of Glass. Glass is still in the early stages, so we expect there will be some twists and turns along the way. While we can’t promise everything will be perfect, we can promise it will be exciting.
Google acknowledges that it would like to keep the piloting of Glass among this group small, so it is hosting an application process to pick its new Explorers.
To apply to receive a Google Glass, you need to on Twitter or Google+ complete the following:
- Your application must be 50 words or less
- You must include #ifihadglass in your application
- You can include up to 5 photos with your application
- You can include a short video (15 secs max)
- Be sure to follow us on Google+ (+ProjectGlass) or Twitter (@projectglass) so that we can contact you directly
- You must be at least 18 years old and live in the U.S. to apply
It should be noted that Explorers would need to pre-order the Glass Explorer Edition for $1,500 (plus tax) and plan on an in person trip to New York, San Francisco or Los Angeles for a pick-up session.
Deadline for the Glass Explorer Program is February 27, and Google states that it will contact the people it chooses directly.
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(H/T: Business Insider)
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