Missed Opportunity: Google Discussed Sending Google Glass Up With Felix Baumgartner
Felix Baumgartner‘s record-breaking jump was nothing short of amazing. It’s likely to be something we’ll keep talking about as more footage rolls in over time. One of the common thoughts shared on the jump is the wish that Baumgartner had been equipped with Google Glass. Though it might have mimicked Google‘s earlier skydiving stunt, it would have almost certainly been memorable enough to afford a repeat. Turns out, Google actually considered doing exactly that.
According to one YouTube staffer, there were other circumstances that meant Google Glass couldn’t be used safely. Here’s the Twitter conversation:
Unfortunately, we’re all just going to have to continue wondering what the video would have been like.
- The original jump was delayed due to gusty winds
- Baumgartner originally jumped from around 72,000 feet to prepare
- Watch the first video shot entirely through Google Glass
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