On Wednesday, Google put out an open call for submissions to a little contest. The winners of the contest would qualify to be one of the first people in the world to own a pair of Google Glass, the next-generation smart-glasses that should be released later this year. All a contestant had to do was log into Twitter or Google+ and write a message with the hashtag #ifihadglass, explaining what they would do with the G-Glasses.

A day later, there have been some amazing entries -- some funny, some stupid, some inspiring, some mildly pornographic. We've collected our favorites below, with the hopes to put our weight on the scale and get some of these folks a Glass device of their own. They've all earned it, in their own special ways.

Don't let us down, Google. Get these people some Glass!

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  • Neil Patrick Harris

    It's very easy to imagine Barney Stinson owning a Google Glass.

  • Em


  • LeVar Burton


  • Caleb

    Let's help this kid cheat his way to college!

  • Aaron Deacon


  • niket

    He doesn't *quite* get it.

  • Diplo

    The acclaimed DJ/Producer tweeted this. I have no idea what it means.

  • Benchrest Show

    Can you really deny this guy?

  • Matisyahu

    But be careful when you mosh.

  • Josh Greenman

    I'm calling his bluff. EAT VASELINE, GREENMAN!

  • Maccan75

    How cool would this be?

  • Alexis Madrigal

    I've thought about it, and I want it.

  • John Biggs


  • John Migman

    ...at the same time?!

  • Camilo

    Am I the only one strangely enticed by this?

  • Newt Gingrich

    Imagine the possibilities.

  • Bryan Karch

    Anyone know if these things are fireproof? Also, bonus points for cat.