Google Glass On The Farm? Extreme AgNerds Scout Cotton

Recently I was astounded by the amount of agnerdness that took over my Twitter & Goggle Plus streams as friends with the Auburn University Extension Service started sharing photos of a cotton agronomist using Google Glass to scout a cotton crop. Yes, it was Google Glass on the farm! 

Here’s one of the photos that John Fulton (Google+ and @fultop) shared of agronomist Greg Pate. google glass on a cotton farm fulton

And Jim Langcuster (Google+ and @extensionguy) also snapped photos…. I especially like this one of Greg looking at the various fruiting positions on a cotton plant! I wonder if he could use those to record a series of photos and videos like the one on my what does a cotton plant look like post?

scouting cotton with Google glass

Jim wrote a great article on the Google Glass cotton farm demo saying “farmers place a high premium on mobility — namely, the ability to communicate and to upload and download digital information on their mobile devices while their hands are free to conduct all manner of essential business on the farm, whether it’s crop scouting, repairing an irrigation system or calibrating a sprayer.”

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I'm Janice & this blog is about my passions -- photography, travel, agriculture & whatever else comes to mind. Putting all those things together is intriguing to me…. I can spend a lot of time soaking it up! It's almost always a colorful adventure!

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16 Responses to Google Glass On The Farm? Extreme AgNerds Scout Cotton

  1. Joyce October 29, 2013 at 9:14 pm #

    He doesn’t look THAT nerdy.

    http://joycelansky.blogspot.com/2013/10/wordless-wednesday-halloween-fun.html

    • Janice Person October 29, 2013 at 9:19 pm #

      LOL! Thanks. I will let Greg know I was over the top! 🙂

  2. torontoteachermom October 29, 2013 at 10:10 pm #

    Don’t know much about Google Glass but it seems quite impressive.

    • Janice Person October 30, 2013 at 5:04 pm #

      Its wild to say take a photo…. your hands can be busy with cooking, messing with a cotton plant, etc. Would be cool even if they aren’t economical LOL

  3. kewkew October 30, 2013 at 4:12 am #

    I have no clue at all what Google Glass is, but loved seeing the cotton.

  4. Robin (Masshole Mommy) October 30, 2013 at 5:19 am #

    I need to go “Google” Google glass 🙂

  5. stevebethere October 30, 2013 at 5:57 am #

    I have heard of Google Glass but never took much notice but someone told me they saw right through it 🙂

    Have a googletastic week 😉

  6. Sue October 30, 2013 at 8:14 am #

    I’m not really sure what Google Glass is – first time hearing it. But that is cool.
    Thanks for sharing. Happy WW 🙂

  7. Posh on a Budget (@poshonabudget) October 30, 2013 at 10:45 am #

    I’d love to try those if they came in prescription.

  8. rhonda albom November 1, 2013 at 5:01 am #

    I went to uni with several agri-nerds.

  9. Adam Miller November 5, 2013 at 11:10 pm #

    When I first heard about Google Glass I thought it was kind of a dumb idea. Images of people stepping out of a crashed car is all I envisioned for it. Not for a second did I think it would be such a cool tool for farmers to use, but the pictures alone are enough for me to change my mind.

    • Janice Person November 6, 2013 at 11:23 am #

      Glad to hear it! I have to say I was with you. Hadn’t had anyone provide what I felt like was the type of application I would think had value but this could be a great utility.

  10. Wladi Sky December 20, 2014 at 7:25 am #

    Just what society needs, a device that allows you to be ‘connected’ (and distracted) at every moment. How about slowing down instead? To enjoy walking down the street and not see it purely as a means to an end. To appreciate whatever natural beauty you can see at that particular moment or heaven forbid, noticing and acknowledging the people around you.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Google_Glass

    • Janice Person December 20, 2014 at 9:28 am #

      I actually haven’t gotten Google Glass either but I think technologies can be very useful in some instances just as it can be a bother.

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