Earlier this year, Google chose 8000 people to test out their Google Glass before they release it to the public. Alex Cequea was one of those lucky 8000 people. In this presentation Alex talks about what Google Glass is, what its potential benefits are, what its potential downsides are, and what he thinks it will do for humanity.
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