Get It Online: Google Glass
April 4, 2014 12:00 PM
Location: Games Room
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Share what you see. Define your voice. Look at the world through Glass.
NPC member Thomas Sanchez will give a show and tell with his new pair of Google Glass and discuss how the new wearable computer has the power to shape the future at the next April Get It Online Series event.
To the naked eye, Glass appears to be an ordinary pair of eyeglasses or sunglasses, but it has computing power and functions similar to a smartphone. With the lenses acting as tiny computer displays, users can check email and calendars, search the web, listen to music and even make video calls.
Currently, Glass is available by invitation only to IT developers, such as Sanchez, who want to get involved early in the development of the device. He and his team at Social Driver, a Washington-based marketing communications firm, are experimenting with Glass to determine how it can help build innovative social technology solutions that connect clients to the digital future.
VSP Vision Care, the nation’s largest optical insurer with 60 million patients, recently announced it will reimburse members for frames and prescription lenses for Glass. VSP said the reimbursement is estimated to be $225 for eyeglasses $150 for shades, depending on the terms of the member’s vision plan.
The "Get It Online" lunch series is open to National Press Club members free of charge. Lunch may be purchased in the Reliable Source. A limited number of guests may attend at a cost of $50 per ticket, which includes lunch. Introductions will begin at 12:15 p.m. and the speaker will conclude by 1:30 p.m. Ample time is allotted for audience questions.
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