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Why hello there. :)
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+Andrew W Makes me so happy it is on the Play Store! No more finding the .APK of it, haha. :)
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Prepare yourself with some Kleenex. There is such an unexpected twist at the end, but wow. It's a must-watch.
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Great share! Thanks +Ian Tang
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"Don't give up your freedom for a false sense of security."
The Listserve is an e-mail lottery where one person is chosen daily to broadcast to more than a million people. What people have to say are always so thoughtful, inspiring and creative.

Today's resonated with me deeply. It pertains to the ongoing debate between personal liberty and security. What Alexander Torstling, today's chosen winner, says is important and I completely agree with his thoughts.

"In lieu of brute force, the terrorist uses fear. For fear is a great weapon. When you are afraid of your fellow passenger and suspect of your neighbor, that is when the terrorist has won. For he has turned society on itself.

A terrorized society is not only decapacitated, but also vulnerable,  simply because scared people are easy to manipulate. You will notice that, as a side-effect, power-hungry people will use your fear to gain power. What was once a real threat is now a perpetual bogeyman used to limit your freedom and further sustain your fear.

So how do you fight terrorism? With strength. With cooperation. With self-confidence. With reliance in numbers. The terrorist does not have enough power to cause substantial damage. He can perform acts designed to induce fear,  but in reality the probability of getting hurt is extremely small. Believe in that. Secondly: stick together. Don't let fear make you introvert. Talk to your fellow passenger and neighbor. Get to know them. This way, we can make it harder for the terrorist to blend in and simultaneously keep morale up together. Lastly, don't feed the power trolls. Don't give up your freedom for a false sense of security. False security is the business of the mafia, not the government.

Instead give directed power to well-established institutions. Give crime-fighting organizations like the police an appropriate budget for investigating terror-related crime, along with powerful tools to use on suspects. But only when there is reasonable suspicion. This is the only method which has been proven effective in catching terrorists, contrary to what some propaganda would like you to believe.

Don't approve of blanket searches. Don't accept 'generous' interpretations of your constitution. Don't give the government power to read your mail, e-mail and social network posts. Or to film you on every street corner. Don't relinquish power to organizations which answers to no-one but themselves. Please think about what these systems will degenerate into.

Let us not buy into the war-inspired territorial thinking as a mechanism of security. Isolationism is dangerous. Just look at the nationalism and isolationism prior to the world wars. Do we really want to revert the globalization which the last decades of information sharing has brought about?

Please fight this threat while maintaining integrity. This is a fight for our right to keep our democratic principles. So let's not abandon them in the heat of the moment. For if we do, we are playing right into the hands of the terrorist.


Alexander Torstling
Stockholm, Sweden"

#Security   #Fear   #Freedom   #NSA  
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Come join the future and push technology out of the way, only on April 15, 2014. #GoogleGlass  
Become a Glass Explorer on Tues April 15

Whoops. So... we’d planned to post this next week, but it looks like the cat's out of the bag now. Over the past several months, we’ve been trying out different ways to expand the Explorer program. Some of you signed up at Google I/O, some told us what you would do #ifihadglass , some were referred by a friend, some joined through their school or university. Our Explorers are moms, bakers, surgeons, rockers, and each new Explorer has brought a new perspective that is making Glass better. But every day we get requests from those of you who haven’t found a way into the program yet, and we want your feedback too. So in typical Explorer Program fashion, we’re trying something new. 

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:

We’re excited to meet our new Explorers, and we can’t wait to hear your thoughts about Glass.

*To everyone outside the US... we know. Sorry :( We’re just not ready yet to bring Glass to other countries.
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+Albert Reguyal Hopefully it goes international soon!
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Capturing life's moments exactly as they happened.
Yesterday, this happened at +The George Washington University Excellence in Student Life Awards when they announced the #OnlyAtGW  photo contest winner, captured entirely through +Google Glass.

The original photo  I shared ( was taken on a Samsung Galaxy S4. +Snapseed then worked its magic. The final product really was of the moment, created right at that moment. I simply wanted to share that moment of freedom and relaxation. I can't express how pleasantly surprised and in awe I am at what this photo has become. 

From Glass to Snapseed and everything in between, I'm taken aback by how technology has empowered everyone to be able to capture the moments that matter.

Plus, someone also tweeted afterwards: "#OnlyatGW would a student accept an award for an #OnlyatGW photo contest wearing Google glass..."

To see the tweet and to find out more:

#MomentsThatMatter   #Photography  
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Ellen DeGeneres became a #GlassExplorer  and part of the #GlassFamily ! Did you purchase +Google Glass yesterday?

If you have questions, just let an Explorer know! Or contact a Glass Guide 5AM-9AM PST ( Be sure to join the Google+ Glass Explorers Community as well!

Have fun exploring!

Courtesy of The Ellen Show Instagram account
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Full speed ahead! And while we're at it, here is my video of the +Improv Everywhere/+Vocus Inc. Washington D.C. MP3 Experiment (flash mob) #ThroughGlass

Remember, anyone can become an Explorer tomorrow, April 15, 2014!

#GlassUpdates are back with Kit Kat for Glass, photo bundles & more  

You’ve been asking us when the next round of updates were coming. Well, they’re coming later this week! We know it’s been a little while, but this is a big one and we think it’s well worth the wait. Here’s what you’ll find in the new release:

Kit Kat for Glass – Our most exciting update is subtle, but big. We’ve been working on a significant upgrade to a new version of the Glass software. It’s not a change you can see, but it brings improved battery life and makes Glass more reliable and easier to update in the future. And now that Glass runs Android Kit Kat, developers can write Glassware using the latest Android SDK goodness, along with new features from our GDK.

Photo bundles – This one has been a long-standing request from our Explorers: now when you scroll through your timeline, your photos, videos and vignettes from each day will be organized in bundles so that you can swipe less and see more.

Photo replies in Hangouts – Photo sharing has been really popular amongst our Explorers, so we’ve added new ways to send photos in Hangout messages. The next time someone asks “what’s up,” tap “Reply” and then take a photo to show them. (If you already took the perfect photo, you can still tap to “Send” it in a Hangout message.)

Sending feedback – We always want to hear feedback from you on ways we can make Glass better so we’re making it even easier. Tap on the device info card in Settings and tell us what’s on your mind. If you need help, you can still send us an email, call us, or post in the Explorers Community.

Voice command sorting – With new features and Glassware, your voice command menu has grown pretty long. When you tap or say “ok glass,” voice commands are now sorted by recency and frequency, making it easier to see the commands you use most often and faster to access them from the touch menu. 

Video calls – We hold ourselves to high standards for the features that we build, and video calls aren’t living up to these standards. Explorers have told us so directly, and fewer than 10% of them use video calls. For this reason, we’ve made the hard decision to remove video calls from Glass until the experience is better. We don’t know when that will be, but in the meantime, keep an eye on MyGlass as more Glassware is built and released – we’re already seeing the developer community work on other video streaming services. We’ve always said that feedback from Explorers shapes Glass, and this is no exception.

…and more – This is a massive update and we couldn’t fit all the changes into this post, so watch the Glass Journal in the Explorers Community to see the rest.
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We cause scenes.
I had so much fun yesterday being a part of the MP3 Experiment on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. It's essentially a flash mob put on by +Improv Everywhere and +Vocus Inc. An omnipotent voice, Steve, talks to us through our headphones and we do what he tells us. The reaction from onlookers who had no idea about it is priceless.

I recorded the entire event through +Google Glass. I didn't have to focus on holding my camera or think about the technology -- it was so pushed away that I could be in the moment, because it mattered. From giving unknowing strangers $1 bills to having a dance party in the National Mall, it was absolutely so much fun. Nothing gets more magical than doing this right between the US Capitol and the Washington Monument.

And now, because of Glass, I can share exactly what happened, as experienced by me. Steve's omnipotent voice (the audio in this video) was heard only through headphones during the event.

The short version is on this post, but if you're daring, I have a 32-minute, near-full version of the event, all #ThroughGlass , located right here:

Information about Improv Everywhere and MP3 Experiments
"The MP3 Experiment is participatory public event created by Improv Everywhere... we put an original MP3 file online (usually around 45 minutes long) that people add to their mobile devices. Participants then synchronize their watches to an atomic clock on our website, head out to the same public location, and blend in with others. At the predetermined time, everyone presses play. Hilarity ensues as participants carry out ridiculous, coordinated instructions delivered to their headphones via narrator 'Steve' and everyone else tries to figure out what the hell is going on."

#FlashMob   #NationalMall   #GoogleGlass   #ImprovEverywhere   #PublicPranks   #Vocus   #BeSuper   #GlassFamily  
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"It's trying to evolve. It's trying to try new things without becoming a new thing" +Taylor Swift.
Reflecting on the growth, memories and moments that mattered with new and old friends alike since coming to DC for the first time ever one year ago, tomorrow. Some things remain unchanged though: my mom is just as beautiful and this city is still unbelievably magical. #TBT
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  • Ethical Electric
    Enrollment Specialist, 2013 - present
    Communicate with customers to address questions and concerns and providing friendly service | Enroll new customers into clean energy service and follow-up with existing members | Process member requests and questions
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    Summer Camp Counselor (Service Staff, Handicraft Instructor and Scoutcraft Instructor), 2011 - 2013
    Trained in customer service and leadership | Mentored and instructed up to 100 Scouts each week with a mission to "prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes" | Conducted a variety of merit badge classes ranging from Leatherworking to Wilderness Survival
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Nice to meet you, my name is Ian.
An open-minded learner and servant leader with passions for free expression and morals.

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To subtly make a difference in peoples' lives by being an open-minded learner and servant leader with passions for free expression and morals.

Create a future in which empowered citizens morally act with integrity and spread happiness.

  • accountability: to be authentic, transparent and responsible.
  • happiness: to find enthusiasm and joy in all of life's moments.
  • innovation: to never be afraid of trying new things.
  • integrity: to act with strong moral judgement and principles.
  • leadership: to inspire others to make a difference in the world.
  • open-mindedness: to listen to new ideas with objectivity.
  • openness: to share the world's information and knowledge.
  • passion: to work on things that matter and those I do well.

Content found on my personal profiles online reflects my personal opinions, thoughts and views on various topics. They are not representative of any other corporation, institution, person or organization. However, I also love listening to new ideas and perspectives, and I encourage you to comment and voice your stance, whatever that may be, if you wish, in this open environment.

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    International Affairs Major | Computer Science Minor GWU The Elliott School of International Affairs GWU The School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
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Sapporo is a unique Japanese restaurant in Scottsdale that has a wide selection of choices for lunch and dinner. *FOOD* Absolutely fantastic! Whether it is lunch or dinner, they have tasty choices. The appetizer ribs are heaven and taste delicious. They have a special type of sauce that makes it perfect. The fried calamari is crunchy and one of the best that I've had in the Scottsdale area. Again, they have a special type of dipping sauce that tops it all off. There are also tons of sushi and even some that aren't listed on the menu, so be sure to ask! Everything there is amazingly fresh and the food doesn't take too long to come. One plate comes after the other! *DECOR* Sapporo has a big restaurant and it feels very spacious. There are 6 teppans, like Beninhana if that's your thing. The rest of the restaurant, in the middle of the 6 teppans, consists of tables and booths, both very comfortable to stay in for a couple hours. The furniture and other decor is modern and new, especially with the atmosphere, which is very upbeat. There is loud and recent music that plays. It makes everyone want to get up and dance. *SERVICE* The waiters and waitresses always have a smile on their face. Our waiter made many jokes while he was serving us and made the experience great. This isn't the only time the waiter has made us smile. Most of the food comes out pretty quickly. However, when it is very busy, it may take a little while longer. It's always good to call ahead to try and make a reservation, if for dinner. If they're having a slow night, they'll let you know and say that a reservation isn't necessary! Lunch is a lot more peaceful and the music is not as loud, along with quieter chatter.
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