This Is What Happens When a Toddler Tries on Google Glass

Spoiler: Adorable things happen.

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It's tough to be a kid. You may not have a job to commute to or bills to pay, but you do have to navigate a world that is, in every way, too big for you -- a world that is, understandably but also frustratingly, optimized for adults.

The video above is a nice (and ADORABLE) reminder of that: the kid-perspectived footage that resulted when a 2-year old tried on his dad's Google Glass. And so is the video below: the viral hit from 2012 that showed a hide-and-seek game from a kid's perspective (via the MacGyvered version of Glass, the helmet-cam).

Google Glass, if it catches on, promises to make these types of POV videos more common -- and, in the process, to make it an ordinary thing to show other people what the world looks like to you, and for you. Glass video takes the idiosyncratic perspective -- the vision of the world that is uniquely yours -- and turns it into a media product that can be consumed by an old surfer of the Internet. It shows us what the world looks like to other people ... with bonus points when those people happen to be adorably precocious toddlers.

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Megan Garber is a staff writer at The Atlantic. She was formerly an assistant editor at the Nieman Journalism Lab, where she wrote about innovations in the media.

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