The first official blog post, the big G reveals that lucky Glassees will be invited to get involved "over the next few days".high-tech specs are about to start appearing on competition-winning faces. In an
Google isn't just selling Glass as a thing you can buy. Instead, you're enrolled into an exclusive club, known as the Explorer Program, in which you're encouraged to test the limits of the voice-controlled, camera-packing, Web-connected facial furniture.
To get your hands on Glass, prospective wearers were encouraged to enter a competition highlighting what you'd do with Google Glass -- presumably beyond walking round looking like a bit of a plank. Entries included all sorts of suggestions to make use of the built-in camera, from medicine to extreme sports.
Later, Glass will go on sale as normal for around £1,000.
Also on the wearable technology front, Google is reported to be working on an. Smart watches are set to be the next thing after rumours began to swirl that .
High-tech spectacles may still prove to be the big wearable tech hit: other manufacturers includingare working on their own digital glasses.
But Glass is not universally popular. Privacy campaigners are up in arms about the ramifications of the device. A Seattle bar has already seized the PR opportunity to be the first to ban Glass, and it's also set to be banned while driving in the state of West Virginia.
I cameat a recent trade show, where I bumped into a Google employee bedecked with specs -- and found the light on the front to be a bit creepy, although from a privacy standpoint it leaves you in no doubt you're being filmed.
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