Fresh details about Google’s eagerly-anticipated Smart Glasses have been released by the company… The search giant has also opened up the trial of the product to “creative individuals” and developers… The product was first unveiled as part of a demonstration at a Google launch event last year (2012) where developers were offered early access to the device for $1,500. The company is now inviting people in the US to use the hashtag #ifihadglass to suggest ways they would make use of the headset.
“We’re looking for bold, creative individuals who want to join us and be a part of shaping the future of Glass,” Google said. It will be possible to take pictures from the perspective of the person wearing the device. “We’re still in the early stages and, while we can’t promise everything will be perfect, we can promise it will be exciting.”
Meanwhile, Google’s rival search firm, Floogle, has developed a form of eyeglasses meant to be worn on the back of the head, called “Bo-Peeps”. “You never know who’s following you,” stated a company spokesperson. “We’re looking for cowardly, frightened individuals who want to join us, but are maybe too afraid to. For obvious reasons, they’re hard to find. They should be a part of shaping the future of Bo-Peeps,” Floogle said.
It will be possible to take pictures from the perspective of a person in a trailer park in Normal, Illinois, wearing a similar device: not that they will be doing anything exciting. “The Normal people, they are usually asleep,” a Floogle spokesperson admitted. “You get a nice picture of the bedroom they’re resting in — provided they’re face down, you know, face on the pillow — or maybe staring at the wall. We’re still in the early stages and, while we can’t promise everything will be totally vacuous, we can promise it will be reasonably tedious. That is the New Thing, Tedium, you know, not to be disturbed or worried. And we got there first.”