OK, Glass

You might have heard of Google’s project Glass, a pair of glasses that could potentially replace your mobile phone. Today Google released a ad for it:

Looks pretty sweet if you ask me. I’ll need a pair of (new) glasses some day and when this product eventually becomes an option for the masses, it’s something to consider. But right now it’s only for a selected and slightly insane few. You see, you can’t simply buy a pair of Glasses. To get them, you have to apply by writing a 50 word or less piece on why you should get glasses on either +ProjectGlass or Twitter, optionally add up to 5 pictures or a video that can’t be no more than 15 seconds long and hope for the best.

If you are one of the chosen ones, you won’t get a pair of glasses to play with just like that. You need to, and I quote:

[…] pre-order a Glass Explorer Edition for $1500 plus tax and attend a special pick-up experience, in person, in New York, San Francisco or Los Angeles.

So good luck with that and have fun with your Glasses and think about how you actually paid Google $1500 to work for them. Cool idea, though.


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