This is the one you’ve been waiting for, folks, and the reason our FPX (First Person eXperience) category was created. Glass Pioneer Noble Ackerson hasn’t been very visible in the group of people sharing their Glass stories. Some suspected he hadn’t actually received the Explorer unit, but the truth was much nobler: he’d been fastidiously documenting every step of his experience. Now, in a LivingThruGlass exclusive, we’re sharing his journey with you, including never before seen behind the scenes video of the Glass pickup experience.
“I was fortunate enough to be one of the first customers for Google’s Project Glass. I’ve lived with Glass for a bit over a week and I have to say it isn’t hyperbolic to say this is the most exciting piece of tech I’ve owned since my Hi-Fi radio or my first Trinitron TV. I’m hooked.”
Ackerson has been a mainstay in the Google development community for a long time, working on many of the previous open Betas, and doing custom app development at his day job. This led to his presence at IO12 and being one of the first non-Googlers to receive his Glass unit. The minute he received notification, he dropped everything, and headed for San Francisco:
While Ackerson has been actively working on developing his first apps for Glass, he also wasted no time seeing how Glass could be integrated into first person fun. (Turn the volume down for this one):
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His enjoyment of casual usage of Glass led to him creating his own “What It Feels Like” video, throwing down on the court:
He waxes poetic when describing the Glass experience:
“Marshall McLuhan once said, “We shape our tools, and thereafter our tools shape us.” Well, a public thank you to the Google Glass Team, you’ve shaped a tool of the future and I can’t wait to see how developers use this to shape our environment.”
“Like 99% of you, I’m very excited about Glass. I’m excited because once it’s unleashed into the wild its going to change our outlook, attitudes, and feelings about how we relate to the world. Like the lightbulb and the wheel before it,+Project Glass will change how we view our world and that makes me very excited.”
He also provided us with a selection of photos taken along his journey to share with you. Enjoy!