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#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:

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My +Project Glass Entry to be submitted tomorrow 2/27/2013

#GoogleGlass is one of the best inventions of the Year 2012, part of an elite group that also includes Element 113, Tesla Model S, Switchblade Drone, and Indoor clouds to name a few.

+Project Glass was first introduced in 2012 and gained a lot of hype with the commercial Promo Video they released. This brought about a lot of buzz in the tech world and social media. Google, being one of the smartest and innovative enterprises of our century, it has offered an exclusive opportunity to the 50 United States and District of Columbia to become a #Glass Explorer. A unique opportunity to experience Google Glass in-person in New York, San Fransisco, or Los Angeles. The only catch to the opportunity is that Explorers will each need to pre-order a Glass Explorer Edition for $1500 plus tax.

The contest started on February 20, 2013 and ends February 27, 2013. In order for you to apply/enter to win, you need to:

Using Google+ or Twitter, tell us what you would do if you had Glass, starting with the hashtag #ifihadglass.”

After thinking about it for several days, I’ll be posting my +Project Glass entry tomorrow 2/27 – Focus is #originality and #creativity –

More information on Google Glass and how to enter can be found Here.


Google New Privacy Policy!

Last chance to delete your web history Google has collected on you prior to March 1, 2012 as well as data it collects in the future.

The new privacy policy will allow Google to link all your data such as location, interests, age, religion, health concerns etc. across the company’s email, video, social, networking, and other services.

You may want to remove all items form your Web History and stop from being recorded in the future.

EFF Post by Eva Galperin shows a step-by-step process.