These Six Regular People Just Got Invited To Use Google Glass
It will be sending out thousands of invites telling these lucky people that they can buy the
Google just sent us a list of some of the winners along with the things they will do with Glass once they own a pair. Here's the full email.In February we asked people across Google+ and Twitter to tell us what they would do #ifihadglass, because we’re seeking a diverse group of Explorers to help us shape the future of Glass. Glass isn’t the sort of technology you can develop in a conference room -- we really need people to take it out into the world and see what they’d like to do with it across a wide range of hobbies, lifestyles, and environments.
And now, the suspense is almost over -- the results are in! Over the next few days we’ll be contacting several thousand people over Twitter & Google+ to invite them to join the Explorer program.
It’s been inspiring for the team to see such an enthusiastic response to Glass -- when you’re taking a moonshot this big, the encouragement and feedback along the way really helps a lot. And as we’d hoped, we’ve seen all sorts of ideas we never could have predicted -- here are a few fun ones:
Sarah Hill (Columbia, MO) would take Glass to a VA hospital and let veterans see their war memorials
Herschel Taghap (Seattle) would show people what it's like to be a line cook in a restaurant
David Moriarty: improving doctor-patient interaction for clinical trials
Anthony Brown (San Francisco, CA) is a zookeeper who would show penguin feedings with Glass
Max Wood (Gray, GA) is a firefighter who would improve fire safety by using pre-fire planning maps
As always, you can keep in touch with Glass on its Google+ page. There are also a lot of Glass communities springing up, like this community for the Glass Explorer Edition or even the more grassroots Society of Glass Enthusiasts (with multiple regional chapters!).