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#1 Jul 09 2013 at 7:26 AM Rating: Good
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This popped up on my fb feed this morning.

Google created a teeny tiny computer that lives just on the edge of your field of view. They call it The Glass. It does roughly the same things as a smart phone - communication wise anyways. Not sure about playing Angry Birds with it.

Supposedly one of it's main features is the little bitty camera.

Google's Steve Lee wrote:
"Let's say I'm not very good at cooking and I might need to call ... Mom to get some help," Lee explains. "While I'm in the kitchen with my hands busy preparing the food ... my mom can actually see what I am doing" to coach him through dinner.


Today's story though was about privacy. This last weekend there was an arrest on the Jersey Shore caught on Google Glass. It was unbeknownst to anyone involved in the scuffle that they were being filmed by an on-looker. The article concludes with this question....

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What do you think? Is Google Glass an exciting new front in citizen journalism or is it making it too easy for citizen snooping?


Google has already flown over my house and taken pictures of my back yard - one of my most private places. Other than maybe being more aware about where I pick my undies out of my ****, I don't see any real issue.
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#2 Jul 09 2013 at 7:43 AM Rating: Excellent
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Google has already flown over my house and taken pictures of my back yard - one of my most private places. Other than maybe being more aware about where I pick my undies out of my ****, I don't see any real issue.


So you're saying that Google has images of your huge tracks of land?
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#3 Jul 09 2013 at 7:45 AM Rating: Excellent
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I think anything that assists in the arrest of people in and around the Jersey Shore area is alright in my book.
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#4 Jul 09 2013 at 7:52 AM Rating: Good
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In this day and age, if you're assuming that you're not being filmed, you're an idiot.

Also, since when has "I didn't realize I was being filmed" ever stand up as a plausible defense when you were in a public place. You're fine being an *******, but only if the only record of it is word of mouth? Cool, now we have reason for you to stop being an ******* in general.

Not that it matters, but the glass isn't particularly... camouflaged. It's probably a lot more obvious than recording something on your phone, in most cases.
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idiggory, King of Bards wrote:
Not that it matters, but the glass isn't particularly... camouflaged. It's probably a lot more obvious than recording something on your phone, in most cases.

Yeah, that's my thought. Does anyone not carry a camera with them these days? Even my crappy cell phone takes pictures. Smiley: rolleyes
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The main problem I see with it is for people with Social phobia, agoraphobia, low self esteem problems and body-image problems. These are people who WILL have to overcome great stress, even great fear, about leaving their houses once it's feasible there is a good chance they will pass someone wearing a Google Glass on the street. Strangers seeing them and judging them is not as bad an idea as your horrible, unphotogenic image being recorded for "all time" and God-Knows-Where it will be displayed and What it'll be captioned with, or associated with.

I know logically a phone being used to capture an image is more obvious, but at the same time... a phone being used to capture an image is more obvious, if you catch my drift. Being in public, image capture has always been legal in most democracies. It just wasn't so saturated. Now people will have a heck of a lot of serendipitously caught images that they will have to choose to delete, rather than having to make an effort to capture chosen images in the first place.
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idiggory, King of Bards wrote:


Not that it matters, but the glass isn't particularly... camouflaged. It's probably a lot more obvious than recording something on your phone, in most cases.

In fact though, the guy in the article stated that The Glass was very unapparent, at least in respect to a cell phone or hand=held camera. It's pretty small.

It would probably drive me crazy just having this little screen in my peripheral view. I think I'd keep trying to swat it away.

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So you're saying that Google has images of your huge tracks of land?
No, I don't have any land tracks. My backyard though is private enough to get naked and kinky in. I don't want to see my hubbies shiny hiney on a google satellite image some day.




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So Google has images of your husband's huge tracks of land? ^-^
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Tract. Tracts of land.

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The main problem I see with it is for people with Social phobia, agoraphobia, low self esteem problems and body-image problems. These are people who WILL have to overcome great stress, even great fear, about leaving their houses once it's feasible there is a good chance they will pass someone wearing a Google Glass on the street. Strangers seeing them and judging them is not as bad an idea as your horrible, unphotogenic image being recorded for "all time" and God-Knows-Where it will be displayed and What it'll be captioned with, or associated with.

I know logically a phone being used to capture an image is more obvious, but at the same time... a phone being used to capture an image is more obvious, if you catch my drift. Being in public, image capture has always been legal in most democracies. It just wasn't so saturated. Now people will have a heck of a lot of serendipitously caught images that they will have to choose to delete, rather than having to make an effort to capture chosen images in the first place.


I'm honestly confused by the notion that it's obvious when you're being captured on a phone. Do you think all people hold up the device when trying to take photos discreetly?

No, it'll look like they're texting, or reading something. That person with their phone out in front of you on the bus? Yeah, they have hundreds of opportunities to take your photo without you ever knowing.

Maybe this is a different perception based on the fact that camera phones had become relatively standard by the time I was in high school, and smart phones in college. So I'm more or less used to it.

But the reality is that, if you can't see the screen, and the phone isn't pointing decidedly away from you, you have no reason to suspect they aren't taking your picture. Of course, there's little reason for most people to suspect they're picture-worthy in the first place.

The reality is that the only difference with the Glass is that you're more likely to be aware it's a possibility. I get why that's going to illicit an emotionally sour response. But, rationally, isn't it better than having no clue?
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#12 Jul 09 2013 at 11:38 AM Rating: Excellent
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At least not any of the fun ones. What's life if you aren't freaking out and smashing that little spider 50 times with your shoe just to make sure it's really really really dead?
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At least not any of the fun ones. What's life if you aren't freaking out and smashing that little spider 50 times with your shoe just to make sure it's really really really dead?

I make my mommy do it.
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I think this is an excellent time to repost that spider I caught ages ago and still have in my ZAM images.

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Google created a teeny tiny computer that lives just on the edge of your field of view. They call it The Glass.

Why is it everything you post sounds like the beginning of a Pepperidge Farm ad? Anyway, there's no privacy issue, tiny cameras exist, welcome to 2003. New technology is scary though, so expect 40 or 50 idiotic laws around wearable computing products in the next few years. Also there is presently a heave early adopter douchebag factor.

http://whitemenwearinggoogleglass.tumblr.com/page/2

We'll see how that weathers culturally.
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Google created a teeny tiny computer that lives just on the edge of your field of view. They call it The Glass.

Why is it everything you post sounds like the beginning of a Pepperidge Farm ad? Anyway, there's no privacy issue, tiny cameras exist, welcome to 2003. New technology is scary though, so expect 40 or 50 idiotic laws around wearable computing products in the next few years. Also there is presently a heave early adopter douchebag factor.

http://whitemenwearinggoogleglass.tumblr.com/page/2

We'll see how that weathers culturally.

Check this out. It's a super teeny weeny telescope that can be inserted into a non-functioning eyeball. You have to train your eye and brain to work together to move it around. But it's a cure. Bijou needs one of these.

By the way, I'm a General Mills product. What you're hearing is probably Betty Crocker.
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#17 Jul 09 2013 at 12:33 PM Rating: Good
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http://whitemenwearinggoogleglass.tumblr.com/page/2

We'll see how that weathers culturally.
Create an "Under the Stall" attachment and it should sell like hot cakes to the conservative crowd.
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I'll wait for the contact lens version.

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Google Glass was a question on Jeopardy tonight.
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Only like 3 guys out of 50 on that page are wearing them with prescription glasses, and they don't look like they are seated well on top of them. One guy even put his regular glasses on top of his head rather than wear both.

Apparently there is a prototype version that comes with prescription lenses, but they are permanently attached, not something you can snap onto your existing frames.
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I'd imagine the weight imbalance would drive you crazy after a while.
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Google Glass was a question on Jeopardy tonight.
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I'd imagine the weight imbalance would drive you crazy after a while.
Looking like a knob would get to me long before that ever did.
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It's not irrational if the little 8 legged bastards really are trying to kill me! i have proof!

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Call you a hipster.
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