Obama wants to access your webcam without the NSA -- using Google+ Hangouts

When I think of road trips, I think of traveling with friends or family to far-out destinations. I usually do not associate it with sitting in my house, talking to the President of the United States over a webcam.

However, one thing is for sure, a chat with President Obama trumps a car trip to see the Grand Canyon with my family. Thanks to Google, a chat with the president may be a reality for some lucky people. You see, the search giant is making Obama available on Google+ Hangouts, for what it calls "the first-ever Presidential Hangout Road Trip".

"On Friday, January 31, President Obama will 'travel' the country in a virtual whistlestop tour. He'll hop into Google+ Hangouts with people from across the United States to answer their questions and hear their thoughts about the topics he addressed in his speech", says Ramya Raghavan, Head of Google+ Politics and Causes.

Raghavan further explains, "if you have a question for the President and would like the opportunity to participate in the Hangout Road Trip, just record a 60-second video with your name, location, a bit about yourself and the question you'd like to ask. Then post it on YouTube or Google+ and share it publicly with the hashtag #AskObama2014".

Yes, you read that right -- the power to speak with the President is in your hands. By creating a 60-second video, you can plead your case as to why you should be selected for the video chat.

Do you plan on submitting a video? If you do, share a link in the comments. I will be recording my video later in the day. Good luck to all!

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