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I’ve never traveled as far as Europe, and neither have I been to CERN, but today I finally take a peek at the home of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), thanks to Physics Teacher Andrew Vanden Heuvel’s Google hangout with Google Glass and his more detailed blog post

According to the aspiring astronaut, here are a few things worth learning about Glass…

  • Put yourself out there. Had I not applied to be a Glass Explorer, I never would have been invited to such a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
  • Human ingenuity is awe-inspiring. During this adventure, I directly experienced two impressive technological achievements (although at very different scales). Both the LHC and Glass were made by teams of scientists and engineers working to achieve a seemingly-impossible goal. The human mind’s capacity for creativity is truly worthy of awe.
  • It’s not about the technology. As an online teacher, I frequently say, “It’s not about the technology, but what you can do with it.” We have now reached an inflection point in the evolution of technology where each new advance means we see technology less and can do more with it. What a tremendously exciting time to be in education!

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Ok! I’ve not yet had the chance to be a Glass Explorer myself, but it is just $1500, so I’m adding this to my wishlist. Maybe you could help get me one when it eventually hits the stores in my area. Cheerio!

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