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For skydiving stunt, Google looked to Lodi

Skydivers who delivered high-tech glasses were trained at local center

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Bill Dause

Posted: Tuesday, July 3, 2012 12:00 am

It was the stunt heard ’round the world: Last Wednesday, as Google co-founder Sergey Brin prepared to promote his latest pet project, a team of Lodi-based skydivers leapt from a zeppelin hovering over San Francisco’s Moscone Center, landed on the roof and hand-delivered to Brin a pair of Google’s “Project Glass” computing glasses — all while connected in real-time to the Internet so those below could see the action from the divers’ perspective.

It was such a hit that on Thursday, the company did it again — and, breaking the maxim that good magicians never reveal their tricks, let slip the details of how they pulled it off.

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