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Would You Like An Invite For Google Glass Explorer Program? Reply Immediately!

By Bob Gourley

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Friends,

Google is asking me to nominate a few more people to their Glass program.

I have to tell you, I have enjoyed using Glass. I have tested it in several conditions, have written about it on several sites (including at CTOvision of course), and even made a Youtube video where I discussed a few of the national security considerations/implications of Glass. Because of Glass I was able to record Penn and Teller on stage (and something happened that I will probably put on my resume, Teller spoke to me!). I have shown my Glass to CIOs and CTOs and CEOs from some of the largest enterprises in and out of government and have enjoyed the discussions it has generated.

As an technologist having Glass has helped me think through several implications of the device related to security, enterprise governance and new business models.  And as a user I have enjoyed what I believe to be the killer app, for now– the camera. I have liked being able to take both video and photos without having to hold a camera.

It is a great tool to study and explore the future and I am glad I have it. That said, the device is not changing my life, really. It is fun and ended up being good for me but I would NOT recommend it unless you have a clear purpose for what you want to do with it. Or unless you have an organization that will buy it for you.

With that said, if you think you would like to help examine the role of these things and how they might fit in the future, and if you meet Google’s criteria, please let me know and I’ll nominate you into the program.

Here is how Google puts it:

All Glass Explorers must:

  • Be US residents
  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Purchase Glass for $1,500 + tax within the US
  • Provide a US shipping address or pick up their Glass at one of our locations in New York, San Francisco or Los Angeles

Please let me know if you want in the program.

 

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Bob Gourley writes on enterprise IT. He is a founder of Crucial Point and publisher of CTOvision.com

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