Nearly a year ago Google revealed Project Glass, an augmented reality visor that’s had the tech community buzzing and the competition scrambling to build copycat devices ever since. The search giant opened pre-orders for Google I/O attendees back in June 2012 but now they are expanding the opportunity for even more people to try the revolutionary eyewear and have a new demonstration video to boot.
The new demo shows a number of Glass usage scenarios including flying in a hot air balloon, skydiving, flying an airplane and riding a bike through the busy streets of New York City. The video in its entirety can be seen below.
Those interested in becoming a Glass Explorer have until February 27 to submit an application using Google+ or Twitter telling Google what you would do if you had Glass. The submission must be 50 words or less and include #ifihadglass. Participants can submit up to five photos and a short video (no more than 15 seconds in length) to support their cause.
You’ll want to follow them on Google+ (+ProjectGlass) or on Twitter (@projectlgass) so officials can contact you directly if you are chosen. You must be at least 18 years of age and live in the US to apply.
Note, however, that this isn’t a giveaway or contest in the traditional sense as you will still need to shell out $1,500 plus tax to purchase the visor. Furthermore, you will be required to attend a special pick-up experience in person in New York, San Francisco or Los Angeles to qualify.
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