Google Glass is mainly a mystery to most. The highly coveted eyewear of the future allows its wearer to stream video and search the internet through voice commands. While the exclusive glasses remain extremely hard to get, Darin Carter, who is chief technology officer at at BMI Elite in Boca Raton, was chosen as one of Google Glass's pilot users after entering a Twitter contest in February. He was chosen and then paid $1,500 for the glasses which operate on bone vibration instead of requiring head phones to hear. In his office, Carter resembles Morpheus from The Matrix. He sits at a desk with six computer monitors. The Google glass eyewear on his face are an impressive addition to the fashion forward tech man who is impeccably dressed in a tailored shirt and jeans and Louis Vuitton loafers with a matching monogram belt, backpack and agenda. He was one of 8,000 people eligible to purchase the glasses through Google Inc.
"We've been using Google Glass to help our clients," said Carter, who is always looking for the latest ways to present information to clients at BMI Elite, which is a full service internet and marketing company. "The concept is to have a heads up view of what's going on. The device sits on my face like a pair of glasses and there's a prism cube about the size of a dime that emits a vision of a 25-inch screen about eight feet ahead of me. Only I can see it."
On that screen, Carter is able to receive updates from anything connected to his cell phone. "There are two different ways of controlling the device," Carter added. "On the right arm of the glasses you can use a swiping motion to go through tiles such as local weather, email, web pages or watch videos. I really look at Google Glass as an extension of one's personality based on what they do."
For more on Carter, check out his blog at Darin.cc.
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