They may not be available on the commercial market yet, but Google Glass has already passed so many important milestones: we've had the first Glass skydiver, the first Glass marriage proposal, the first bar to ban Glass, and of course, the first utterly underwhelmed responses. But now, one Glass explorer believes he has filmed the first fight and arrest captured on Glass in Wildwood, New Jersey on July 4th. Watch below.
It's hard to see the actual fight in Chris Barrett's video, but he says what's remarkable is that he was able to get so far into the crowd, and so close to the participants, without anyone noticing him filming. “Otherwise, no one bothered me," he told Showbiz 411. "I was able to get much closer with the glasses than if I had had a camera. I even got up behind a cop and he didn’t say a word to me.”
“I think if I had a bigger camera there, the kid would probably have punched me,” Barrett told Venture Beat. “But I was able to capture the action with Glass and I didn’t have to hold up a cell phone and press record.” Overall, he sounds more excited than nervous about the video capabilities: “This is a huge step in citizen journalism,” Barrett said. “If Google Glass takes off, everyone’s going to have their entire life captured…first words, first steps…but also people getting shot, and natural disasters.”