Newt Gingrich tried out Google Glass today at the zoo in Peoria, Illinois. And while we've been promised a film of the noted historian's animal encounters, Gingrich delivered a few great picture tweets of himself as a preview.
On way to Peoria zoo with google glass at two pm. Should be fun and interesting. Then on to campaign with Darin Lahood.— Newt Gingrich (@newtgingrich) July 25, 2013
Gingrich, as we've explained before, is the foremost tech prophet of our time. His embrace of Google Glass, therefore, means that the new product will, frankly, be a massive success. But until everyone else catches up, we'll have to make do with Gingrich's day at the zoo.
The day got off to a worrying start: Newt's visit with a giraffe was charming, but notably lacking in visible Google Glass on his face:
And then all was well. Here's Newt, wearing Google Glass, petting a turtle:
And a bird:
Gingrich has been planning his Google Glass trip since at least April, when he indicated in a weekly newsletter that he was thinking the zoo would be a great place for his first "experiment" with the wearable computer.
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