Google allows certain Glass Explorers to invite one friend to preorder Glass. The friend has to be a US resident, at least 18 years old, has to pick up the device in San Francisco, New York or Los Angeles. This marks the first time Google lets typical consumers order Glass; before this point, all Glass Explorers are developers or hand-chosen winners of a social media contest for Glass. A Google spokesman tells Computerworld:
We are always experimenting with new ways to expand our Explorer program.