Okay, we know you probably don’t have a pair of these just yet, and if you did have the $1,500 to pony up, you probably wouldn’t be reading our little humble site. (We would appreciate a donation, however.) However, if you are one of the lucky ones to get your hands on Google Glass first, then consider doing everything on this list. And no, you can’t really use these as suggestions for applying for a pair yourself; these are already real entries:
Stranded in the woods. While cross-country skiing deep in the woods, I fall and break my leg. I try to ski back, but can’t. #ifihadglass I’d tell Glass to video my location, record a voice message for help, call 911, and send the video and voice message to my social networks.
Secret Service. I’m a secret service agent protecting the president during his visit to Jerusalem’s Western Wall. #ifihadglass I would scan the crowd and ask Google to search the faces to find the people with records in global terrorist and criminal databases. I’d tell Google to display those records and take action.
Surgeon. I’m a heart surgeon at a teaching hospital. #ifihadglass I’d tell Glass to take a video of a particularly difficult aorta surgery, annotate it with graphics and verbal commentary, and post the result on the students’ social media sites to review before the next class session.
Professor. I’m a professor about to start the first meeting of a class of 40 executives. #ifihadglass I would look at each person in the room, ask Glass to take their photos, tell Google to display information about their companies and their LinkedIn profiles. Then I’d link all of it to my grading sheet.
Entrepreneur. I’m CEO of an enterprise software company attending an investment conference. #ifihadglass I’d scan the room and ask Google to show me which people are venture capitalists who’ve invested in companies in my space. Before introducing myself, I’d ask Google to show me their LinkedIn profiles.
We all want Google to succeed, though it’s hard not to admit that the device kind of feels like it’s invading your privacy. A double-standard to be sure, but while I’d love the ability to scan people, I don’t want just anybody scanning my face out of the blue.
Anyway, these are just some examples of ways you can use the new technology; now the only trick is to successfully apply for a pair and hand them $1,500 for the privilege.