Google Glass to Be Built in the United States: Report

By Todd R. Weiss  |  Posted 2013-03-28 Print this article Print

So far, Glass has only been available to developers who attended the annual Google I/O Conference in July 2012, where the devices were unveiled officially.

Google Glass is not expected to be available to consumers until 2014, according to the company.

Some of the winning applicants and their proposed projects using Google Glass include:

Aida Malanovich who proposed to use Glass to "capture moments that go by so fast that I wished my eyes were a camera."

Jerry D., who proposed to use Glass to "record every step my Internet startup is taking on our way to success."

Jim Pfaff, who said he wanted to use Glass to "experiment as the first Congressional staffer to go live during the day showing more about life on Capitol Hill and in D.C."

Roselyn Baldevieso, who proposed to use Glass to "take crazy videos at all the music festivals I go to & I would use it to talk to people in their own languages."

Linda Barlow, who proposed, "So what if I'm in my 7th decade, I'd leap from a plane, land on a roof, zoom on a motorbike, rappel down a wall, and SMILE."

Shannon Rooney, who wants to use Glass to "travel to Japan and help my Grandma live her dream of going back to her homeland without her leaving the house. #ifihadglass I would meet family for the first time with her by my side and she would be able to experience the activities, sites and sounds of Japan again."

Some applicants who initially received notes from Google telling them they had been selected for the program later learned that upon further review, their application approvals were actually being revoked.

"We're gonna need to disqualify a few noncompliant #ifihadglass applications that snuck through," read a message from the program on the Google+ page. "Details here:"

Among the applicants who were later disqualified was Le Queen, who proposed to use Glass to "throw it at your face," which Google didn't think was such a nice idea, upon further review.

"Unfortunately your application didn't comply with our terms, and has been disqualified," read the message sent to the applicant after the initial approval. "We're sorry for the confusion."


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