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In the last six months, we’ve been amazed and inspired by our Explorers and the individual perspectives you bring. A few weeks ago, we opened up our site for a single day. The response was overwhelming – we almost ran out of inventory and had to close things down early. We’ve since built our inventory back up and plan to continue to accelerate new ways to expand the program in the weeks and months ahead. Our hope is to bring Glass to new Explorers, like optometrists, sports lovers, online retailers, cooks and travelers, who (like you!) can get in early and help make Glass better as part of our open beta, ahead of a wider consumer launch. These are exciting times and we’re glad to have you along for the ride – keep the feedback coming!
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When will it be available for purchase again?
 
... i'm gonna tell my mom on you ;)
 
Optometrists and Glass!   Already on board but I am excited about the next group of ODs to play with the device. 
 
I just hope the price comes down to something John Q. Consumer can achieve.

Also: support for strong-correction eyeglass-wearers—such as myself—would be a Good Thing(tm).
 
So glad to be a part of the Explorer program!
 
Saying that with a little experience with glass... its simple not worth the money right now. The hardware is slow and oh so power hungry...

This is not the time to sell explorer edition with two year old guts for 1500 bucks.

Now would be the time to go under 500 with heavily upgraded innards.

For what i gathered after using it a little it is not that great for general use. I found out smartwatch does just fine for fraction of the cost
 
Now if Google would make clothing that can read our bio-metric states and tie it into Google Glass with the command, Okay Glass, show Bio-Metrics. It would be so cool to see our heart beat patterns or body temps and even oxygen intake in live time. Man does the future sound cool..
 
+JR Smith I am proud to be a Glasshole! The meaning of Glasshole has changed by the influence of the explorer community.
 
+JR Smith I think you have issues... Have you even tried Glass? I assume you haven't because if you have, you wouldn't be saying that.
 
+JR Smith no different then a phone, in dash system or standalone GPS.  Actually probably safer.  Get over yourself.
 
Is this the first time an official Google outlet called Glass a "beta"?
 
+JR Smith Your lack of knowledge of this device is staggering. The display has a default of 10 seconds till standby. GPS is safer than any device currently on market to date. The prism and foil within the prism displays your "Cards" or information with  translucency. This allows the wearer to see past the data or information without distractions. I see you only target people who use Google Glass, am I to assume that you think Cell Phones are safer than Glass? As for "we've got people who can't walk and chew gum at the same time now we have to worry about glassholes" This is not the case. As I walk around with glass I am still aware of my surrounds because of the design of Google Glass I mentioned above. you have a better chance of getting walked into by a person who is not watching where they are walking or by people who are looking down at their phones. If you would just research into how Google Glass really functions you would enjoy them just as much as us Explorers.
 
Carefull glassholes are easily broken
 
+Spencer Kleyweg & +Marty Ballard Let us act in a more mature way then +JR Smith . He\she probably wants us to lower to his\her level. Let's not give him\her the joy of it. I believe we can all chat in a civil disposition.
 
You need to understand the purchase order process for Education.
 
I love all Explorers, almost all anyway :D bring it!
 
I'd love to be a glass explorer and contribute to the community, but I sadly can't afford the price tag...
 
Speaking of other Glassers, I have yet to run into another explorer. Has anyone come in contact with another fellow explorer?(Excluding the Glass night out). I am interested in any stories related.
 
+Brian Fudge Yeah I am friends with one. Also at Google LA and different meetups at the LA Basecamp.
 
Really? Let's get the software working again first.

 
+Spencer Kleyweg you can try, and try, and try but you can't teach someone that doesn't want to learn.
I had a situation the other day where I was approached by a young couple. She was open and wanted to try Glass. He was an Apple fan and didn't want to look in our direction. I demoed Glass for her at the beginning of our event. She spoke with him during breaks and by the end of the meeting he was willing to try Glass.
All we can do is demo Glass to the people that are interested. Eventually we'll demo Glass to someone JR Smith trusts and that person will be able to change his mind.
 
Please bring on the consumer launch asap!
 
As a online retail this is an exciting opportunity! 
 
Glass is available to buy at The Players Championship in FL (ends Sunday). 
 
I think "glasshole" is for people who expend a lot of effort hatin' on Glass. I've met quite a few Glass Explorers but never a glasshole.
 
Yeah yeah yeah just make them so that we could afford them. And make it snappy. Hahaha jajaja
 
+ Google Glass the new group of explorers you're targeting in your post could use live broadcasting/video hangouts as a feature to best demonstrate their activities. bring video hangouts back.
 
+Google Glass Would love to be an explorer....I'm with law enforcement in California and have some great ideas to utilize glass technology in the public safety arena...please contact me and let's work on this together....I believe law enforcement can really take advantage of such technology, specially if it can be integrated with emergency dispatch and databases that we use. I already work with top of the line GPS tracking companies and would love to see how we can merge all this together to create the officer of the future. I'm sure u guys are already branching out in that direction; trust me when I say I can be an asset here.
 
+Focal Pointe Eye Care of West Chester Dr. Michael Lyons is very interested. They are one of the recommended providers for getting prescription lenses for the frames. The staff there love Glass and Dr. Lyons is pretty interested in it as well. 
 
+Google Glass Until you guys solve the WPA network login issues on wifi, it is not ready for widespread sales.
 
I wish I could be apart of this!!! I wish the price was lower, if someone is telling a company how to improve a product, it should come at a discount.
 
+Brian Fudge That would be awesome! It would be especially handy for people who need heart monitors for a time, or to keep an eye on their pacemakers. I am also intrigued by the idea of those ouchless glucose monitor contact lenses. There was also a study on a non-invasive device that basically uses a near-infrared light source to test the tendency of blood to coagulate- it could theoretically reduce the need for patients on anticoagulants to get routine bloodwork done. If it works, I wonder if it eventually could be synced to Google Glass, in order to monitor levels as needed. Thinking about the  possible future is so exciting! 
 
+Ginevra Peterson I totally agree. I feel the same. I wish that I could live longer. The future is going to be so amazing. I really want the Bio-Metrics and self driving cars.
 
+Nick McManus I received the invitation to be a explorer and I have the same problem, one more week and I will have the funds to make the purchase. ..
 
+Brian Fudge I know an explorer and he loves them. His family tried them out and changed their minds about the device.
I found it funny that as one family explained the experience she would glance up and right and even her hand went for the tap LOL
 
I wish i could meet another explorer. The experience would be great. 
 
i wish i could afford a Glass!
 
I know that Google glass would help me create more Google search experts
 
Tethering requirement is a bummer! If it could route voice commands to google app on phone and use the output on Glass, that would have been great. I doubt many will buy exclusive tethering option from carriers, it's not cheap!

Price for beta testing is out of the park ;) Rumored $300~$500 would be far more practical. $1500~$1900 with frames and taxes is a mighty chunk of paycheck right there!
 
+Allen Jr They've said it will be cheaper, they just haven't said how much. Nowhere near the Explorer price. 
 
Please open spots for Australia! I want to buy a pair for a friend in the Mining industry as well as a pair for myself in the Photographic industry! 
 
+Kiran Konathala It is a misconception that you need to rely on mobile data. Glass has ability to connect to wifi on it's own, allowing the user to leave their phone at the front door. sure if you are out and about you will not be able to use some apps without data be it home internet or carrier data. If you happen not to have a data plan you can make calls, text, listen to Google Play Music (Playlist or Previously played music), take photos and record video. The lack of data access really does not hinder the device that much. you can send photos and videos to be shared via facebook, twitter and google+ without data, once you connect to internet or data it will send your share requests.
 
+Jake Achée they don't want John q. Consumer to have glass right now, that's why the price is what it is. They want people that will cherish the device and put time into it. It's a beta.
 
+Spencer Kleyweg lol he's self employed which means he probably doesn't have a job, and can't hold one, and is just jealous. Get a job +JR Smith, you lazy pos. Thanks! Lol
 
I can do all that shit with my fifty dollar phone. Nitwits. 
 
Rather than just videos & pictures if you think about what this device can do and then buy it, and help it make better, that would make more sense, thats what  explorers program is all about.
1. Apps for assisting visually impaired
2. Apps that can help the physically challenged navigate.
3. Apps that can eliminate language barriers.
4. Apps that help fireman rescue efficiently.
5. Apps that can help drive safely.

And many more apps - they improve several thousand lives and mobile phone is simply not a feasible solution for these. I believe - if we can change one life and help people do what they cant - I think $1605 is worth it.

I am a Glass Explorer!
 
+Nick Chamberlin I get that, but I'm talking about when it hits beta and/or open market.

Not much call for a $500 wearable that requires a $100/mo tethering-capable data plan, as I see it. 

Also, I think they explicitly mention "beta" above in contrast to the Explorer program, rather than to refer to it as such. 
 
+Brian Fudge come to the big Android BBQ in the fall, we had about 25 explorers there last year.
 
+Brian Fudge my husband is an Explorer also, so there's that one I've met, also another friend in Boise has Glass that I knew before the Explorer program started. 
 
/something something Sweden/ would just love to have some glass here in sweden.. 
 
yes, if I'm lucky in June I'll be in San Francisco meeting up with a bunch of Explorers, including +Spencer Kleyweg !!!
 
+Marty Ballard I'm not going to IO but I am trying to come to town the Saturday before and stay thru Tuesday afternoon +Joe Lake has to work on Wednesday. We are hoping to hang out with some Explorers and have some fun!
 
OK well I'd love to meet up with you and +Joe Lake.  I'll be getting in Tues afternoon and leaving Friday morning.
 
+Derrick H Yes but you look silly with your phone attached to your head while you use your hands for something else.
 
Showed them to my optometrist/bike enthusiast - he would get some. So would the sheriff, the doctor, my dance pals. That's just this week.
 
As an ecologist I see great potential for google glass in both professional field surveys and citizen science. But I can't afford them for 1500 dollars or anywhere near that. I'm an ecologist. We don't get paid that well. That's a lot of money. 
 
As a technology professor, I would love to get my hands on a pair of glass to utilize in an educational setting. How would I go about doing this? 
 
+Chris Schaeuble it looks like Glass will be becoming more available soon. Watch your feed! Oh and have your $1500 ready!
 
Because professors all have 1500 to drop on a new tech item. 
 
All i hope is Glass will be fully developed by next year March! Please make it so much cheaper :)
 
My dream last night was getting Google glass as a gift and begin to use it, all of you would like to know what I've filmed throughout the period of the dream! I spent my dream trying to get a key to activate the glasses, which I do not know the truth if that is present or not, and without which I cannot use the glasses. 

I hope my dream to be achieved and I get Google Glass soon despite being in one of the countries in the Middle East, The Jordan!
 
Please could someone contact me at alex.drinkall@heacademy.ac.uk as I would like to speak to someone about the use of Google Glass in healthcare in the UK and as part of Technology Enhanced Learning within universities.  Many thanks.
 
Thanks for sharing your enthusiasm everyone. +Kogorou Kitamoto +Garett Rogers +Ryan Hanna +Simon Morris +Jani Andersson +dharmendra patel +Jordan Support +TEL Groups Glass isn't available outside the US, but we hear you. We hope to make it more widely available in the future. You can sign up to stay informed here: http://google.com/glass/start/how-to-get-one

+Cesar Saray Thanks for getting in touch. We'll pass your info along and get in touch if there's a fit. For now, we'd recommend signing up at the link above to make sure you know what's happening with Glass. 
 
+Nick McManus +Miguel Sanguino +Chris Patton +Allen Christian +Nandan Hs +Charlie Hohn +Francis Chan  +Jake Achée  We hear you. We're still getting started with Glass and this was the right price for this version. We don't have any updates on timing now, but we do expect the next version of Glass to cost less than $1500. Keep in the loop at http://google.com/glass/start/how-to-get-one.  


+Sarah Rosen +CJ Sullivan +Roosevelt Gist  We appreciate you guys pointing out the ways we can improve Glass. We're always working to make Glass better, so keep the suggestions coming. 
 
Can people under 18 be explorers yet or buy glass? I got invited to be an explorer some time ago but not 18.
 
Great news for people who want to look like dorks! 
 
I'd love to give feedback and $1500, but you guys are obviously not seeing the feedback opportunities from one heck of a tech-obsessed population in Singapore.
 
I can get 2 Galaxy S5's for 1500. Why should anyone have to pay that for glass?
 
Still shocked that there still hasn't been a price drop...
 
I won't even consider it until I've verified that it will work with my eyes. I cannot make out detail at that distance on anything and have no idea how glass gets around it, or if they do.
 
+Google Glass  I'm extremely proud to be a Explorer and Ambassador for Google Glass.  It's been a wonderful experience and I can't wait for more people to join us on this journey!
 
My mother is optometrist, and I use prescription glasses. Where do I sign up?
 
+Nathan Taylor It is not medically recommended for teens or children with developing eyes. I already looked in to this as I am a father. I wanted to allow my 8 year old to see what it was like. However, the medical field has backlash about children and teens using it. More studies need to be done.
 
+Brian Fudge Good to know, and you're probably right, but I don't know how much of a difference a few months will make. I hadn't thought about that though, thanks.
 
+Nathan Taylor It is like everything. It may not be recommended, but your parents might opt in and allow you to wear it. If this happens just pay attention to your body. If it puts you in pain or disturbs your vision, Lighten the usage and or completely stop using the device. I personally would not allow my 8 year old use it due to growth and age. I would allow him to do so in another 10 years.
 
+aimee whitcroft Wait for a date for nation purchase or ask around for an invitation code from another explorer.
 
Great news. Any ideas on the consumer price? That is the only stopping point for me.
 
$1,500.00  I hope the price comes down soon or maybe later.
  Broski
 
This suggests to me that a 1.0, commercial product is some ways out. 

I'm concerned that by the time it's ready, a little monocular HUD notifier-thingy will be old news -- possibly with a company like Vuzix offering something approaching full AR-ish. 
 
Well i cant wait for them to come to the consumer market i will be one of the first to get it. I just hope they come in under $1,000 because these things should not cost as much or more as a top level android phone does 
 
I'm still waiting to see something that doesn't equate to "oh, it has a camera".  $1500 is ridiculous for this device, and that campaign is doing nothing but hurting its credibility.
 
Hi +aimee whitcroft, Glass is US only for now, but we hope to make it more widely available in the future. We're here if you have any questions! 

+Dan Neal +Richard Sais We don't have much info on future pricing of Glass, but we expect the next one to be less than $1500. 
 
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 *I continue to learn from, am challenged by and evolve with GLASS ... '-}*
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