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Google Glass: Boon To Humanity Or Bane Of Modern Existence?

Google Glass: Boon To Humanity Or Bane Of Modern Existence?

Google Glass

Google Glass is, by far, one of the most anticipated tech devices in recent memory. The capability to view virtual content without having to look down at a screen is something that a wide range of mobile and cloud computing users find very attractive.

Unfortunately, Google Glass is not always the subject of positive content for all types of people A few issues have been brought to light, some of which may have a lasting effect on where Google Glass can be used, as well as in what capacities.

So what exactly are these issues and how will they affect using Glass once it is released? Let’s take a look!

Privacy

When smartphones with built-in cameras first became a big thing towards the end of the last decade, issues concerning where they could be used started to rise. One venue where this came into play the most is at concerts, with artists banning the use of these devices at their events.

This issues has extended to include Google Glass to a much greater degree. According to recent studies, over 72 percent of Americans are so concerned about privacy, that they will not be buying Google Glass. One of the main reasons is covert surveillance by public or private individuals. Since Google Glass is always on, discovering whether or not a person is recording is extremely difficult.

Banning

Certain industries have already begun to identify problem areas where Google Glass should not be used. This has resulted in a whole slew of different companies that have banned patrons even wearing them while they are in attendance. Aside from the aforementioned concert events, chief among these industries are movie theaters, casinos and strip clubs, all venues with concerns about people recording their activities.

Glassholes

Take just one look at this new moniker and chances are you will understand the sentiment it is trying to convey. In essence, glasshole is a reference to people using Google Glass in ways that are not acceptable to other people.

This has become such a relevant issue that Google has released instructions outlining how not to be lumped into this category. These tips range from the obvious, such as not standing in the corner of a room and recording everyone, to not “glassing out,” which refers to stationary staring the prism for long periods of time.

One specific occurrence that has recently attracted many news outlet’s attention is the negative reviews posted on Google+ for New York-based restaurant, Feast. Apparently, one customer was asked to remove her Google Glass, which she refused, then left the restaurant.

This resulted her leaving a negative review, primarily referencing the incident and how it had never happened before. This snowballed into a ton of one-star reviews by people who had never even visited the restaurant, rather they were simply infuriated by the restaurant’s policy.

As you can see, the argument over whether Google Glass will be a positive or negative influence rages on, with advocates on both sides of the aisle hotly contesting the validity of the other side’s claims. Which side of the aisle do you come down on? Are you looking forward to Google Glass or will it be something to be shunned? Let us know in the Comments section below!

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By Joe Pellicone

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In 2011, Joe launched his writing career, dealing primarily with the tech topics he is so familiar with (Tech & Gaming). Today, Joe uses his experience and talent to create quality and enjoyable pieces on everything from gaming hardware and software, to individual games and gaming companies.
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