Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 3rd May 2013 21:32 UTC
Google "After reading all the reviews, and talking to people who actually wore Glass, I just see a product plagued by bugs, and of questionable use, that's generating a lot of buzz because people want so desperately to have some new gadget to latch onto, and fear being wrong about the next major technology trend." Nobody wants a computer in their home. Nobody wants a cell phone and always be connected. Nobody wants an iPhone. The current version of this line? Nobody wants Glass. "I haven't worn Glass." Oh right.
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nobody wants Glass...
by l3v1 on Sat 4th May 2013 06:51 UTC
l3v1
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Well, I've never worn one. Would I try it? Of course, wouldn't be much of a tech person, if I wouldn't, I even have a number of ideas for great use cases for such a device (and I'm just hoping they won't be solved by someone else by the time I manage to get one and develop them ;) ).

Having said that, would I want to have random people walking talking around me with an always-on recording device, Glass or no Glass, just for fun? Hell no.

This doesn't have anything to do with the tech being new, or its idea being strange, or some supposedly conservative world-view, or some people's misconceptions of having 'privacy' in public spaces, it's just that I simply don't like to be recorded without me knowing about it.

I don't care about public surveillance - hell, some of my work even involves visual security surveillance related research -, but the important detail is that public surveillance systems do not work in secret. You know they are there, and you - optimistically - behave and act accordingly. This is one of the purposes of such surveillance systems, to somewhat 'guide' people to be normal when they are among others.

But going anywhere with the knowledge that wherever you are someone can record you, your bad jokes, your farts ;) you sleeping at a conference, your covnersation with a peer, and so on and so forth, it just doesn't feel right.

Anyway, I jus thope by the time Glass - and similar tech - becomes generally available, we'll come up with some sort of social agreement or something, to solve this issue.

Or just make every Glass wearer paint a huge G on their foreheads ;)

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