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Google Holding Contest to Make You a Glass Explorer, How Would You Use Glass?

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This morning, Google launched a website that the world can visit to see how it feels to use Glass, their oft-talked about wearable smart glasses. If you watched the video and thought “man I could do some cool stuff with that” then Google wants you to tell them about it. Google is looking for “bold, creative individuals” to contact them with the hashtag #ifihadglass to let them know how they would use Google Glass.

Google+ and Twitter are the methods of entering this contest with submissions being 50 words or less, but Google will be more likely to look at it if you include a few photos or videos of what you plan on doing. The only downside is that you still have to foot the $1,500 price tag to get in on the program. Yes, if you win the “contest,” you still have to fork out $1,500. If that’s not a problem for you, Google wants you in on this.

So we have to ask, what would you do if you had Glass?

Via: Google

  • beezey
  • flosserelli

    “Ok Glass, remove clothes.”

  • #ifihadglass i would use it for my art. like the demo video showing the ice sculpter with the tiger ref i would use it with my drawings/paintings and Teaching demos.

  • From reading the rule that you have to pay them $1500 if choosen, its basically a contest for Google to hand pick who pays them. What the hell do I win again?

  • $1,500 to be a beta tester? Crazy!

  • Willard Potter

    Hopefully everyone get’s that what i’m about to say is meant to be a joke.. but, seriously? Not one person has thought #ifihadglass “I’d smoke it!”? lol again.. 100% joking. I never have and never will. That doesn’t make the statement any less funny for the moment.. but, as a real answer, although not all that original an answer, i’m sure some awesome videos could be shot with this thing.

  • Kerry Fath

    and my wife would kill me…

  • Kerry Fath

    To bad they are not just sending these out like they did w/ the CR-48. If I had $1500 to throw at them I would….but I dont.

  • kane

    Dude if you don’t know I’m not gonna tell ya. Seriously Google you aren’t getting my ideas to tell you what to do with your own stuff.

  • Jones

    Google smoking on that gas.

  • Laki S.

    This would be great if I was out somewhere like, say the dog park. I’m usually bored to tears watching my dog sniff butts all day, and it’d be kinda cool to be able to chat with friends, watch video, or scan messages while still keeping one eye on the dog.

  • kidheated

    What wouldn’t you do with Google Glass? Having it on your head means it will be with you everywhere and virtually all the time. So the real question is, how will it change your life? My only fear is that it will be the next, highest-stolen tech device just like the *phone is now. What would be crazy, is if it would scan your eye every time you put them on your face so it can’t be used by anyone else. Googs ftw!

    • Tyler

      After reading this comment I just imagined a thief running up to you and ripping the glasses off your face, somehow i don’t see that happening. I guess if you took them off they could snag them when your not looking but why would you want to take them off 😀

  • Droidzilla

    Since I don’t have $1500 to blow even if they accepted me, I’ll say I’d use it to host public hangouts while I use the bathroom.

  • Kevin Rees

    Damn….still have to pay for em….How do I un-enter?? sheesh

  • #ifihadglass I’d sell it to a meth head…#rimshot

  • #ifihadglass i’d screw your mother and put it on the internet.

  • EvanTheGamer

    This is the most f’d up contest in the history of f’d up contests. WTF kind of contest is this anyways? Even if you win, you STILL have to foot the $1500 price tag to get these glasses early?! Wow.

    Or you could just wait like everyone else and purchase ’em at a MORE reasonable price a year from now. But then again, if you’re rich…

    • Jeremy

      lol, exactly. Ridiculous contest for a ridiculous piece of hardware that will NEVER catch on. Don’t care what people say this will be an epic failure.

      • EvanTheGamer

        I’m actually hoping these Google Glasses aren’t a failure. I could picture myself wearing ’em from time to time, but they MUST be a hell of a lot more stylish than they currently are, or they’ll just look lame. Must be stylish and not be overly priced(I’d pay $199) for a pair. We’ll see.

  • I hate wearing glasses.

  • This will be the No.1 stolen object when this comes out. 😛

  • gokusimpson

    Walk around stuntin’.

    • Now if I could get mine in all gold then we’d be in biznezz!

      • Droidzilla

        Wit’ spinnuhz that cover yo earz.

    • EricRees

      Best answer so far.

  • #ifihadglass I’d be in debt almost two grand.

  • Sal

    Ultimate porn machine

    • michael arazan

      At home webcam sites would be replaced with Glass cam webcam sites to see the pov of a person doing “stuff” instead of them sitting in front of a laptop and cam. I could see Jackass pov style antics becoming popular again and people doing stuff live everyday for a new type of reality website with monthly fee.

      You know the military will be buying these things by the masses for their potential use with soldiers in the field. Now the hq and commanders can see what is going on straight from the soldiers point of view.

  • AMPthe13th

    Sell it for $2000 to someone who is that desperate to get it early.

    • Corey Foltman

      I’m sure you could get more than a $500 profit.

    • Butters619

      I’m guessing (actually I guarantee) that would be against the terms and conditions of winning.

  • r0lct

    You could probably resell them for $2000+, assuming Google allows reselling.

  • cmiram

    Off the top of my head, it could make long, solo car trips more enjoyable if you could do like a hangout with your friends. If they had glass too, it could be really interesting to see whate everyone was doing

    • oneeyejack

      yeah, do a hangout while driving and crash. GREAAAAAT idea!

    • I don’t think Google would recommend wearing these while driving… talk about the ultimate distraction, with a little video window right in line with your rear-view

      • cmiram

        That’s true..didn’t quite think that one through..Maybe disable video and use it more to share your view, while it acts as a cellphone for you? Or when those self-driving cars come out it’ll solve everything haha

      • Droidzilla

        I actually think it would be better than all the in-car screens we have now. You could see the information while seeing where you’re going. It actually works quite well in practise, from what I hear (not like watching a video of it; more like a HUD). I should think Glass or the like would actually make mobile usage safer while driving.

      • EricRees

        Or you could wear them when you’re riding in their self-driving cars. Brand promotion!

      • Nathan Buth

        They do not recommend it but like others have pointed out it is not distracting at all. It requires you to change where you are looking less than checking your mirrors or speed limit do in fact. 🙂