Google contest asks what you would do if you had Project Glass

By on February 20, 2013, 11:30 AM

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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1 person liked this | roxxas2 said:

Porn. Just... porn.

Nima304 said:

Lasers, night vision, and the ability to zoom and focus in order to cheat on tests.

Alvaro Alvaro said:

I would shoot absurd amounts of street photography, but unfortunately I'm not in the US.

MilwaukeeMike said:

I'd show it to my friends and family, play with it for three days, then probably put it back in the box and keep it on a shelf after the novelty wore off.

Skidmarksdeluxe Skidmarksdeluxe said:

I can't see what's so special about it. Certainly doesn't interest me.

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yRaz yRaz said:

So they don't know what to do with it either? As cool as this seems, I don't think it has any real world application.

dennis777 dennis777 said:

Build my own Dragon Ball Z geiger counter!!!!

-shutup and take my money

TS-56336 TS-56336 said:

I would build an app capable of taking billboards, and replacing them with things you are trying to remember (or cat pictures).

avoidz avoidz said:

Reminds me of that movie Strange Days. I guess people will be trafficking in "clips" now, thanks to Google.

1 person liked this | ypsylon said:

Build a house out of lead, so nobody will spy on me.

spencer spencer said:

I would be watched and monitored 24/7 by rf signals.

and the FEDS

Add another one for George Orwell

and no I wouldn't go skydiving with a 1500$ pair of glasses on my face


If it wont beam me over to my Bar then it is not worth anyhing....

Tanstar said:


For the win!

Guest said:

I dunno, it seems like a furthering of the narcissism we currently see with iDevices, social media, and reality insulation due to self-focus. This takes it one step further where you can show off anything you've done to everyone in the world at any time. Glass-based tweets are next, I'm sure: 5 second videos of people eating toast, driving to work, and taking a dump.


KbloodyK KbloodyK said:

Google how much damage they do to your eyes and brain

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