Dying to try Google Glass? Until now, the only way to get your hands on Google's $1500 cyborg specs was to fill out a form and wait for a spot to open up in the Glass Explorer Program. For a limited time next week, however, Google plans to let people in without a waiting period. Here's the skinny, according to the Glass Google+ account:
Next Tuesday, April 15th at 6am PDT, we’re opening up some spots in the Glass Explorer Program. Any adult in the US* can become an Explorer by visiting our site and purchasing Glass for $1500 + tax – and it now comes with your favorite shade or frame, thanks to feedback from our current Explorers. The number of spots available is limited, so mark your calendar if you want to get in. You can find us on Tuesday at: http://google.com/glass/start/how-to-get-one
Too bad for folks who live outside the states—Google says it's "just not ready yet to bring Glass to other countries." And, you know, too bad for anyone who can't afford the steep $1500 asking price—although the free designer frames are a nice touch.
I have to admit, I can't get over how... peculiar Google Glass wearers look. There's just something about them, kind of like the folks who wear Bluetooth headsets all the time. And it's not just the aesthetics of it. I'm not really thrilled about the idea of people constantly recording everything around them, especially given how good intelligence agencies are at snooping on people these days.
I don't know. Maybe I'm just a luddite. What do you guys think? Are you going to sign up on April 15, or is the Glass thing just not for you?