You may remember Google’s infamous skydiving demo last year to introduce Project Glass, Google’s wearable smart glasses that users wear while relevant information pulled from the Internet is displayed on the screen of the eyewear.
Now, the company is looking for Glass Explorers to test and shape the future of Glass. Using Google+ or Twitter, Google wants users to write what they would do if they had Glass with the hashtag #ifihadglass. Even just reading about the different ideas people have for putting this technology to use is pretty cool – whether you think they look ridiculous or not, it is about to change a lot about how we share things.
The hashtag inevitably turned into an opportunity for people to make fun of the glasses, but it is pulling in hundreds of tweets nonetheless. #IfIHadGlass I would just love to show people my perspective. Would probably end up walking into a pole trying to walk and talk to Glass.
The contest is running until Feb. 27, and Google will reach out to certain individuals to become a Glass Explorer and buy a Glass Explorer Edition for $1500 plus tax and attend a “special pick-up experience.”
Popular tweets include:
I would look up the answers during the test #IfIHadGlass— CollegeHumor (@CollegeHumor) February 20, 2013
#ifihadglass I would build an app capable of taking billboards, and replacing them with things you are trying to remember (or cat pictures).— Kyle Drake (@kyledrake) February 20, 2013
#ifihadglass I'd finish #houseofcards while in meetings, assuming netflix app and I could cough to start it...— Jeff Sullivan (@JeffSullivan) February 20, 2013
#ifihadglass I'd use it to see through the eyes of another person — Solha Lee (@solhaLee) February 20, 2013
#ifihadglass I would paste funny faces on people at my work— Michael Rabin (@michaelrabin) February 20, 2013
#ifihadglass I'd totally make a sweet juggling video. Or record some shows. Anybody seen an act from the performers perspective?— Sam Malcolm (@SamMalcolm) February 20, 2013
Be sure to read the fine print about Google Glass. Apparently #ifihadglass I'd be $1,500+ poorer: google.com/glass/start/ho…— Bernie Zimmermann (@bernzilla) February 20, 2013
#ifihadglass I would be out $1500, also show off my hand-to-hand combat skills.— Marcus Moritz (@PraliteMonks) February 20, 2013
I'd make how-to videos of cartooning, nothing quite like an artists' eye point of view to get the point across. #ifihadglass— Keith C. Smith (@keithcsmith) February 20, 2013
#ifihadglass I would be able to see whether any of the buildings I am looking at IRL are for sale/lease.— Ben Carlos Thypin (@Bthypin) February 20, 2013