Friday, February 22, 2013

Hey Kid, Want to be a Cyborg? Google's Project Glass Seeks Explorers

Posted By on Fri, Feb 22, 2013 at 11:26 AM

Google Glass will make you into a desert commando.
  • Google's Project Glass will make you into a desert commando.

Google recently released a product demo video for its much-hyped Project Glass, meaning that our cyborg future is nigh. The video purports to capture the experience, mostly through melodramatic emotional appeals.

Some of the cool features it shows include the ability to hold live hangouts with Google Plus while piloting a stunt plane, making home trapeze videos from the perspective of your forehead, and letting your child video chat with a giant snake. Also, it tells you what temperature it is outside.

In addition, you can talk to your glasses with voice commands, because that isn't weird for people standing around you.

If you want a pair of these fancy glasses, Google is actually searching for people to beta-test them. All you have to do is tweet using the hashtag #ifihadglass, to explain what you'd use them for. Those who give the best answers by Wednesday, Feb. 27—presumably things about wiring them to your laser arm and conquering the south side of Cleveland—will be selected to get a pair, though they will still have to buy them for the low, low introductory price of $1,500.

Check out the video below.

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