John Dingell tries Google Glass: ‘This is quite a machine!’

June 21, 2013

Rep. John D. Dingell (D-Mich.), who last week became the longest-serving member of Congress in U.S. history, came face-to-face Thursday with one of the world's newest technological innovations: Google Glass.

As you can watch in the video above, a Google rep asked Dingell to use the glasses to search for a nearby restaurant.

"This is quite a machine!" he said as they successfully found a nearby Chinese restaurant.

Dingell's staff posted the video Thursday afternoon on his Facebook page and said he wanted to try out the glasses in part because Google has a sales office based in Ann Arbor, Mich., in the heart of his district.

The folks at Google have been making the rounds on Capitol Hill. A few weeks ago, for example, reporters spotted Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) trying out the eye wear.


Ed O’Keefe is covering the 2016 presidential campaign, with a focus on Jeb Bush and other Republican candidates. He's covered presidential and congressional politics since 2008. Off the trail, he's covered Capitol Hill, federal agencies and the federal workforce, and spent a brief time covering the war in Iraq.
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