Google Glass: 3 videos that will instigate a major perspective shift

May 2, 2013
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Now that Google Glass is out - at least in its developer edition for those wishing to get in on the party first - it's time to track mind-blowing uses of this technology as they appear. Two of the examples you're seeing below are filmed with the Developer edition of Google Glass, showing us what's possible with some simple experiments. The third is a video that's not brand new, but should blow your mind nontheless: it includes a talk by Tom Chi showing how you'll be able to make a very rudimentary Google Glass yourself.

1. Sports

A first-person perspective video is not an entirely new concept for some regions of the sports universe - NASCAR has been live-casting the insides of vehicles for several years, in fact - but with a sport like hockey, this idea is just appearing. What you're going to see here is developer Joseph Lallouz playing some ice hockey with Google Glass, letting the NHL know that they've got some new entertainment possibilities on their hands.

2. Music

The world of instructional videos are certainly opening up here at the advent of Google Glass and the augmented reality glasses releases of the world. In a video filmed through Glass by musician Henrik Nordberg, you'll see him and his fellow students playing a song at Sycamore Strings Academy. While this particular video doesn't act as a set of directions for the viewer, you'll surely see the possibilities unfolding.

3. Do It Yourself Glass

Back at the beginning of this year, Google X (aka Google Department of Science Fiction) Experience Lead Tom Chi spoke at a TED convention about the possibilities blowing up with rapid prototyping, one of these being the ability to create what's effectively your own Google Glass device with a few simple elements. He also shows some Minority Report technology and its relative simplicity, too.

This is just the beginning

Google Glass is only in the hands of less than 1,500 users at the moment, and very few of them are sharing their experiences with the public. Once this user experience expands to the general public - and once developers using the units out there today find themselves being a bit more comfortable with sharing their creations and findings, they'll be pushing videos out like no tomorrow. Stay tuned to SlashGear's Google Glass tag portal for more as this saga unfolds!


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