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A bar bans high-tech glasses to protect the privacy of its patrons even though the glasses aren't even available yet. Google Glass, not Glasses, are currently in development, but a low-end bar in Seattle, Wash. has formally announced their intention to prohibit the product from its establishment via a notice on their Facebook page, according to a Mar. 8, 2013 report by mynorthwest.com.
The Facebook warning reads, "For the record, The 5 Point is the first Seattle business to ban in advance Google Glasses [sic]. And [butt] kickings will be encouraged for violators." [examiner.com...]
joined:July 12, 2012
joined:July 12, 2012
But don't bash the hand that feeds you! And don't condemn the people who help facilitate all of our Growth.
Same with Facebook.
There were similar reactions to my first computer back in the late 70s
Next thing you know people will tell you to leave your cell phones, tablets and laptops in your car
but it doesn't make others Luddites.
You carried your computer with you everywhere you went? I thought laptops and tablets didn't come along until a couple of decades later.
something new, cool and disruptive has hit the market and everyone is painting it as evil before the ink on the spec sheet has dried
... and sometimes the "new, cool" thing really is evil. It doesn't stop being evil just because it has become ubiquitous.
joined:Feb 20, 2013
incrediBILL for someone such as you that has always been deeply involved in technology development even you must have a sense of awareness of when a new technology is crossing the line of creepiness.
Put the machine aside, dang it. Let's talk.
There is one aspect of this product that I haven't read about anywhere. Does it have self-contained storage capacity for all things recorded -- audio, video and images -- or does that data have to be pushed up into a google cloud?
could fix that by adding facial recognition to all my contacts and everyone I ever meet from the point of owning those glasses would permanently be logged and accessible