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What Does it Take to Become a Glasshole? 50 Words and $1500

By Robyn Hagan Cain on February 22, 2013 | Last updated on March 21, 2019

Some people become lawyers because they want to help others and blah, blah, blah.

But some of us did it for the gadgets. How else would we be able to afford the latest tech toys with a liberal arts background?

Being an attorney may not offer many advantages when it comes to acquiring gizmos -- no one's handing us an iPhone prototype to lose in a bar -- but having a way with words (and $1500) could help some lucky lawyer win a new toy that's not even on the market yet: Google Glass.

Google Glass is a new computer that you can wear on your face. Imagine the convenience of Siri, but without the handheld device nonsense. Want a glimpse of the future? Check out this Google propaganda video for Glass. It’s basically your sci-fi dreamworld come to life.

Now that you’re firmly committed to the idea of commanding your glasses to take photos and give you directions, you need to know how to get a pair. It’s not easy. At the moment, Google is only selling Glass through a lottery system. TechCrunch explains:

Using the hashtag #ifihadglass, take to Twitter or Google + and with 50 words or less, explain how you would use Google Glass. Photos and videos can be included as well. The deadline is February 27, and Google didn’t state how many Glass units will be handed out through this program, but the competition will be fierce.

Lest you think that you can circumvent the lottery system, consider this: Even Mark Zuckerberg is waiting for a pair.

Only 50 words (and $1500) separate you from the one thing that will make you the envy of all your legal peers. You only have 5 days to win a chance to buy your Google Glass. What are you waiting for? Put your legal skills to work, and draft a brief, compelling reason why you should be a Glasshole.

Are you beyond excited about Google Glass? Tell us about your lottery hopes and dreams — or share your #ifihadglass tale — on our Google+ page or hit us up on Twitter.

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