Seattle bar bans Google Glass
0. phoneArena 09 Mar 2013, 12:15 posted on
It is hard to imagine that privacy concerns about Google Glass have been blown up to the degree that a bar owner in Seattle has already decided to ban the device; we have to say that this smells more like a publicity stunt more than anything considering that the 5 Point bar is making a note of being the first bar in Seattle to ban Google Glass...
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45. roscuthiii (Posts: 1887; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)
"The 5 Point appeals to a wide variety of people. Some of the tech geeks come here, we're close by Amazon...It's OK if you wear them. I just don't want them worn inside."
So... as long as they're not worn right? Fine, leave them on the table and start recording then. Ah, loopholes. Gotta love'em.
46. gallitoking (Posts: 4704; Member since: 17 May 2011)
when Apple violated in a way Autralian police or whatever fandroids scream for Apple's head and that Glass violates a business policy.. they still defend Google.. it seems the the fandoids are blinder the the Apple followers...
49. Droiddoes (unregistered)
WTF are you on about now? Jesus christ man, have you EVER formed a coherent sentence?
73. gallitoking (Posts: 4704; Member since: 17 May 2011)
u dont hav 2 reed me... u hav a shoice don not read me move on...
47. fanboy1974 (Posts: 1313; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)
I bet many people and businesses are going to freak out. Even the cops have the added pressure to do everything by the book 110%. These glasses are going to be banned at concerts, movies, strip clubs, bathrooms and many other places that I can't even name.
Google could end up changing how we proceed in life. Everything could be recorded from the first person perspective and just wait until these glasses look like normal glasses. I would love to see professional athletes where these. Imagine a dunk or a touch down catch from the player view. Even the porn industry would go nuts.
That's why I laugh when people compare Google glasses to a smart watch. Google could change our lives in a few years. Only new privacy laws can stop Google.
55. RaKithAPeiRiZ (Posts: 1436; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)
And for that kind of money. I can get a good pair of normal shades and a high end phone
58. fanboy1974 (Posts: 1313; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)
About 20 years ago I still remember those so called portable bag phones and brick sized pagers. We are only looking at the first generation. In a few years you won't be able to tell who's wearing these glasses vs regular glasses.
I'm betting that special laws will be made to identify if your wearing smart glasses or a serial number tied to the picture/video. Just walking into a theater would be illegal with a recording device like this. There are plenty of locations that do not allow recording devices.
56. HDShatter (Posts: 1021; Member since: 17 Jan 2013)
Googles goal is to eventually have these look like 100% normal glasses so they won't be able to tell. What are they going to do after they get google contacts?
57. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)
What if the iWatch has a camera on it, they won't ban it right?
59. boosook (Posts: 1236; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)
Search for "spy glasses" on google or any search engine: why all this fuss about Google Glass where I can buy a pair of spy glasses where the camera is also hidden? At least, if you see somebody with GGlass you understand immediately what he's wearing, while with a pair of spy glasses I can go in front of a school and take as many pictures of children as I like. And it's legal. So why don't they ban spy glasses? Or glasses at all?
The truth is that Google has started to bother some IT giants like MS or Apple that cannot compete with Google with ideas and innovation and so are trying to stop them with every other means (patents, or by spreading FUD, see the scroogled campaign by MS).
I'm wondering what would have happened if Glass had been made by Apple: would people and the media have been complaining like they are doing now or Apple Glass would have been magic, awesome and innovative?