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Google Glasses Are Great for Skydivers, Ballerinas and Snake Charmers (Video)

Snake Google Glass

If you were itching to get your hands on a pair of Google Glasses … well, you still can’t.

But! Google did tease more details on what exactly one can do with the wearable technology, with its new official promo video, posted to YouTube early this morning.

Shot from the point of view of the Google Glass wearer, the video shows skydivers, ice skaters, ballerinas, skiers and pilots enjoying all of the augmented-reality and photo-capturing goodness of the glasses.

Of course, there’s a smattering of kid-playing and bubble-blowing and more accessible activities in there, as well:

skydiver Google Glass

Bubble Google Glass

Hot Air Ballons Google Glass


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