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Originally published on Jan 22, 2014
Cecilia Abadie, Glass Explorer who was found Not Guilty of distracted driving while wearing Glass, discusses the court hearing and the events leading up to it. For the full episode, go to http://twit.tv/aaa145.
As I was testing Google Glass, my two-year-old wanted to know what I was doing (almost as much as he wanted some juice). So, I indulged him. The result was really pretty cute, so here we are, fetching apple juice and looking at toys.
Now that we all have seen Google Glass we tried to think beyond version one. We wanted to visualize how heads up displays can affect our interactions with information, each other and the world. For more information check out http://playgroundinc.com/blog/the-future-of-google-glass/
A great video if you really want to know how Google Glass works, not just info from a promo video.
The company’s terms of service on the limited-edition wearable computer specifically states, “you may not resell, loan, transfer, or give your device to any other person. If you resell, loan, transfer, or give your device to any other person without Google’s authorization, Google reserves the right to deactivate the device, and neither you nor the unauthorized person using the device will be entitled to any refund, product support, or product warranty.”
Read the full article on Wired.com.
I’ll admit it: I want a pair of Google Glass? I don’t know what I’ll do with them but I want them nonetheless. But people who’s never tried them are freaking out. “PRIVACY!” they shout. Look, I’m concerned about privacy probably a little more than your average person but not really about this device. Jon Evans has pretty much nailed it:
Sheesh. A whole lot of people who presumably have never actually seen Google Glass in action appear to be really upset. “People who wear Google Glass in public are assholes,” says Gawker’s Adrian Chen. “You won’t know if you’re being recorded or not; and even if you do, you’ll have no way to stop it,” doom-cries Mark Hurst.
Seriously, people? Seriously? DARPA has built drone-mounted 1.8-gigapixel cameras that can recognize people waving from 15,000 feet.Gait recognition software is good enough that they probably don’t even need to see your face. Oh, yes, and they’re working on legions of drones the size of insects, too, while they’re at it. There’s already one closed-circuit camera for every 32 people in the United Kingdom. And the NSA is building a new 65-megawatt data center in Utah to parse this brave new world of big data.
Meanwhile, everywhere you go, hardware is getting faster, software is getting better, everything is being networked. We’re marching boldly into a panopticon future. I’ve been writing about this foryears. And now, suddenly, you’re irate about the potential privacy repercussions of a few geeks bearing glasses? What is wrong with you people? Where have you been?
Read the full article @ TechCrunch.