Google’s new demo video of what it’s like to wear Google Glass is simply amazing. In two minutes, it runs through a half dozen ways that Google Glass could be a significant evolutionary step beyond the smartphone, from allowing remote friends and family to “hang out” with you in a more natural way to maps and directions that can be delivered straight to your eyeballs without having to glance away from the road.
If you want to get your hands on a pair of Google Glasses, it will cost you $1,500, and you can’t just put yourself on a waiting list. As Google explains:
Using Google+ or Twitter, tell us what you would do if you had Glass, starting with the hashtag #ifihadglass.
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
After watching Google’s demo, you don’t have to be an early adopter to understand the potential of face-based computing. Google Glass might make you look like a frightening cyborg, but if the first models released to civilians perform at the level of this demonstration, we can expect this type of human-computer interaction to become ubiquitous.