Google Glass Demo at Communicators Breakfast
February 12, 2014 8:00 AM
Location: Truman Lounge
Back in the 1980s, the band Timbuk3 sang about the future being so bright that they had to wear shades. But if the one-hit wonder was around today, they likely would be singing about how their Google Glass is helping them see what lies ahead.
At the next Communicators Breakfast on Wednesday, Feb. 12 at 8 a.m. in the Truman Lounge, 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. Admission to the breakfast is free for NPC members and $10 for their guests.
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.
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