- Posted April 11, 2014 by
long beach, California
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Google having limited time sale — Now everyone can be a glasshole!
Though the sale is being billed as expansion of the Explorer Program, and not retail consumption, the move is the biggest push by Google to broaden the user base. The $1,500 price tag comes with a “free frame or shade.” Google Glass is supposedly due for wide release at the end of 2014.
Google has had a difficult time making the Glass concept stick. It has been pushing the wearable tech since 2012. Glass enhances wearers viewing capabilities, allowing them to take photos, video, pull up and read text, among other capabilities. And the wearable tech has come to represent fears of dwindling privacy, increased surveillance, and the rancorous inequality that is dividing San Francisco area. The technology even necessitated Google Glass etiquette, a handy list of dos and don’ts including dont “Be creepy or rude (aka, a ‘Glasshole‘).”
Article source: http://www.salon.com/2014/04/10/google_having_one_day_sale_of_glass_now_everyone_can_be_a_glasshole/