Search king Google announced it's seeking consumer input on how to shape the future of Glass, the company's augmented reality glasses. Google revealed the Glass Explorer programmer, under which the company plans to sell 8,000 units to consumers wishing to preview the technology. Application posts can be send in via twitter using the hashtag #ifihadglass, those who are awarded with the devices will have to pay $1,500 to buy the glasses and pick them up at a designated Google location in New York, Los Angeles or San Francisco.
"We're looking for bold, creative individuals who want to join us and be a part of shaping the future of Glass," wrote Google in a Google+ post on the announcement.
"Glass is still in the early stages, so we expect there will be some twists and turns along the way. While we can't promise everything will be perfect, we can promise it will be exciting."
Those interested in becoming part of Google's Glass Explorer programme are encouraged to send applications explaining what they'd do with the device through Twitter or Google+. Google asked that users send their application posts with the hashtag #ifihadglass.
Google's guidelines say that applications can be no longer than 50 words and include no more than five pictures and a single 15 second video clip. The firm is only accepting applications in English.