Google invites some lucky people to the Glass Explorer Program

Google Glass is one of those products you'd never have expected to happen, even only a few years ago. Google seems keen to prove its functionality in day-to-day life, as a new Google+ post indicates that they want more applicants getting involved.

A few weeks ago the Glass team asked Twitter and G+ users what they would do #IfIHadGlass (though now the hashtag shows some people who got in). Google took on the mammoth task of reading through these responses to find worthy entrants for their program. Entrants will be receiving info via Google+ in the coming days.

If you were fast enough you could also fill in one of the application forms online, though these are now closed from further entry. Now for the kicker: if you were selected, you'll have to find a way to NYC, San Francisco, or Los Angeles to pick up your futuristic new glasses, unless the plan has changed since early March.

We're only a little jealous. Journalists have also raved about the product during their experiences, so the lucky Explorers are going to be experiencing something very special indeed.

Source: Google+

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This is surely the dumbest ideas in history. Google actually believes that people who wear this device will be allowed to walk around recording the video and sound of what most of us think is private and send it to them so they can package it and sell it on to advertisers?

All this from the least trusted company ever in the history of the corporation? No. Next?

Major Plonquer said,
This is surely the dumbest ideas in history. Google actually believes that people who wear this device will be allowed to walk around recording the video and sound of what most of us think is private and send it to them so they can package it and sell it on to advertisers?

All this from the least trusted company ever in the history of the corporation? No. Next?

Where are you getting all this from?

WTF you talking about ... oh oh wait yea the one and only issue was in a seattle bare just one i have not read anywhere else haveing an issue with glass and recording videos and stuff.

That guy who owned the bar didnt want his bar on video because it was not the best place anyways as it got some kinds of Riff raff in there and it make no sence showing a dirty bar off . and why in the world if i had glass would i be recording video to send to advertisers

I just love how everyone is making a fuss about the Google Glasses recording video when you don't want it too. As far as I remember no one cared when webcams became integrated into laptop lids, or when cameras became standard in phones.

It's just Google haters who found a way to "justify" their Google hatred. If Big Brother or "The Advertisers" (those omniscient villains!) want to find you or your data, they're going to.

I consider myself to be pretty wary about data being sold of to third parties, GPS tracking and Governments overstepping their bounds, but even I find this to be ridiculous.

So these are the people that won the chance to spend $1500 to test Glass?

I'd love to have won but I'm too cheap

When was the last time you won something and had to pay full price for it? (Yes yes, you have to pay taxes on prizes) I would imagine they're giving them out for free as part of the beta program.

Giving out even 25 free pairs of Google Glass is probably a tiny droplet of how much they have spent at this point.

*Unlucky people.

Nothing but a hyped up ridiculous looking gimmick that probably don't work well and feels like a BETA product for years, like pretty much everything Google do.

W32.Backdoor.KillAV.E said,
*Unlucky people.

Nothing but a hyped up ridiculous looking gimmick that probably don't work well and feels like a BETA product for years, like pretty much everything Google do.

It honestly wouldn't surprise me if they dropped the project within a year, same fate shared by Nexus Q and half of Googles other projects.

the project has been going for over a year now so yea much longer then nexus Q and there is allot of interest. you just mad cause you not get accepted i bet .

W32.Backdoor.KillAV.E said,
*Unlucky people.

Nothing but a hyped up ridiculous looking gimmick that probably don't work well and feels like a BETA product for years, like pretty much everything Google do.

how is it ridicules looking have you even seen what glass looks like or you mistaking it with something else

ingramator said,

It honestly wouldn't surprise me if they dropped the project within a year, same fate shared by Nexus Q and half of Googles other projects.

Lots of other companies drop projects, or have products that never come to the public. Remember the Microsoft Courier that a lot of people liked at the time that never came to production.

And failed project? Google going to drop Glass soon after? Whether or not that is true, I wont comment on since the product isnt released and i cannot foresee the future. At least Google is trying new things. If they dont work out, that thats how it goes but you never know unless you try. Imagine if Apple never took the chance and released the first iPhone...that many said wouldnt do well.

Edited by techbeck, Mar 27 2013, 12:30pm :

No they are mad because it is from Google, and M$ wont be making one for at least another 3 years, by which time Google will have > 80% of the market

ingramator said,
It honestly wouldn't surprise me if they dropped the project within a year, same fate shared by Nexus Q and half of Googles other projects.

Give it a rest already, butthurt MSfanboy. your trolling is too predictable.