As part of the first Google Glass vlog ever, Joe’s Daily took the hi-tech gadget onto a roller coaster at Disneyland, showing off the device’s ability to work flawlessly on high speeds. Still, extreme stunts creator Richard Ryan has decided to crank things up a notch. Ryan has posted a video to his RatedRR channel (part of the Revision3 network) where he swings 6000 ft on a rope while wearing Google Glass.
Sure enough, the ballyhooed contraption does its job without a hitch, capturing ten second chunks of high-quality footage before, during, and after Ryan leaps from a hot-air balloon. The scene it captures is quite a stunning one, but Ryan makes sure to inform viewers that Glass is more than just a fancy-looking GoPro camera. “At first glance, Google Glass might be described as a visual Bluetooth accessory,” he explains. “After using it for a while, you realize that its easily a stepping stone for augmented reality to become a widely adopted part of our world.”
Other prominent YouTubers, such as Ryan’s Revision3 compatriot Ty’s iHelp and iJustine, have also gotten their hands on Glass. Thus far, everyone seems to be extremely happy with the device’s ease of use, compact appearance, and versatility, though several early Glass users have noted a relatively short battery life.
Is Google Glass a paradigm-shifting technological innovation or nothing more than a cool toy? It’s too early to tell, but the rope swing video proves that, even if it is just a toy, it is a toy you can take absolutely anywhere. Google Glass…in space? We can only hope.