Luckily, just a while after the aforementioned report, the Google Glass team took to Google+ and confirmed that a new program will allow existing Glass Explorers to invite up to three of their friends that they deem adventurous enough to take on the challenge. Whether all those extra Glass units are meant to cover all the extra demand the above is sure to cause remains unknown.
The Google Glass team is also reporting that they're very happy with the Explorer program's progress, and are celebrating the occasion with a short video that showcases Glass capturing some awesome moments from 50 different States:
Before you go, do keep in mind that so far, Google Glass is expected to make a commercial entry some time in 2014, though there's no telling what Google may have brewing, and whether a launch isn't closer than expected. In any case, we wouldn't hope for a release before the year has ran its course.
source: Financial Times, Google Glass (G+) via TheVerge