#ifihadglass Submissions – Involving Apple, United Nations, and Credit Card Fraud.

Yesterday – February 26, 2013, I published a blog post titled “My +Project Glass Entry to be submitted tomorrow 2/27/2013”

As of right now – I have submitted all (3) applications on my G+ account. I would like to share my submissions here and briefly explain the thought process behind my final three submissions.

Keeping in mind the following Conditions and Requirements from the Official Terms Page:

EVALUATION: Each Application will be evaluated and scored by a panel of independent content moderators who are not employees of the Sponsors or paid by Google for content moderation (“Jury”), based on the following criteria:

  1. CREATIVITY: Whatever the approach, the Application should stand out creatively and can be supported with video and still photos per these Terms.
  2. COMPELLING USE: Applications with the most compelling possible uses for Glass.
  3. ORIGINALITY: Applications that are unique and interesting.
  4. SOCIAL AND SPECTRUM: Applications from people whose possible uses of Glass would be useful, influential, and provide the broadest spectrum of user interaction.

The evaluation is the most important part of the contest since it how every submission will be evaluated. I started following the #ifihadglass feed on both G+ and Twitter.

Majority of the submissions were mostly selfish (not that anything wrong with that since ‘You’ own it), but the power of technology has the potential to change the world – Think Outside the Box! Some examples include people travelling the world and capturing moments, recording the adventurous event first hand be it sky-diving, skiing, or racing. Given that all these are exciting and worth capturing –  but none of these type of submissions maximizes the potential of the Glass Technology. There were a few submissions that are note-worthy from a post by Peter Cohan on Forbes.

Since majority of the submissions were either capturing, recording, translating etc – I had to come up with something unique, different, and challenging. As stated in my previous blog post “Focus is #Originality and #Creativity,” My first and best submission is:

#ifihadglass I would sell it to Apple – #Creativity #Originality #Sarcasm

#ifihadglass submission

This was the first thing that popped into my mind when i was trying to figure out my submissions. This is a very ‘Dangerous’ submission since it can “Make-It” or “Break-It.”

The reason is because Sarcasm is very powerful. Taken the right way results to humor, taken the wrong way may lead to failure.

My second submission involves a “World-Changing” implementation:

#ifihadglass I would maximize the potential of Google Translate by using it at the United Nations General Assembly Sessions. This would change the format of the sessions from a single speaker to an interactive panel discussion between all nations collaborating on solving global challenges we face today.


This submission came after long hours and days of thinking on how to use Glass Technology to benefit our current state of the world. Chaos is now a norm in majority of the nations – In the form of politics, finance, law, business, technology, weaponry and so much more. Who and how can we start to bring about change in the world.

The United Nations was one of the bodies i am very familiar with that has excellencies of the highest authority from all over the globe. Even though The United Nations General Assembly meets every year, it is the same format and monologue that takes place – We are STAGNANT! It has become a sort of ritual or formality to attend the annual session, present a speech, bash each other, and call it a day.

The biggest obstacle in these sessions is the lack of Communication! Because there isn’t a single language that is understood by all the attendees of the UN General Assembly, we are forced to use translators. This leaves no room for questions, or to engage into a viable discussion.

Google Glass can remove this limitation and break the barriers of communication. Imagine a scenario where all excellencies of the UN General Assembly are engaged into a panel discussion and working together in solving problems and challenges we face today as a global community. They can translate through Google Glass and communicate back using Google Glass. All the major players that can bring about Change in our nations are present – Now we can have PROGRESS!

As we all know, technology is very powerful; but, at the same time it can be detrimental if abused.
My Last Submission involves a thought process of how Google Glass can be misused by users of this technology.

#ifihadglass I would use it to figure out how to prevent users to misuse the technology by capturing images and recording videos of credit card transactions both in public and private locations which may lead to credit card fraud and identity theft.


One of the leading crimes we face today is Credit Card Fraud and Identity Theft. Google Glass will make this crime very very easy to commit. Picture a Scenario where you – as a shopper, remove your credit card from your wallet/purse or pocket, swipe it at the register, and complete the transaction while everything is being recorded right behind your shoulder. Due to this technology, we will have to come up with ways to prevent and ways to fight this crime!

The above listed are my top 3 submissions which will give me the opportunity to become a Glass Explorer!

What are your submissions?

  1. December 30th, 2013

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