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Posted 17 May 2013 - 00:59

google glass is a hoax

No I'm fairly sure it's real.


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Posted 17 May 2013 - 01:10

I do not see Google Glass being any different than any one having a cell phone just quicker to get to taking a picture rather than having to pull your device out.

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Posted 17 May 2013 - 01:30

Probably. You have some creep in a store or restaurant with Google Glass pointing it at women's cleavages then uploading photos to the web.

Or. Men's bathrooms. Creeps walking in wearing Google Glass video recording of guys taking a leak right next to them - which they do now too but have to hide the phones etc.


I can buy many things now that can do that...nothing new

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Posted 17 May 2013 - 01:37

I can see GoogleGlass annoying a lot of people.
People are going to come up to you and say, "You'd better not be fcuking recording me!"

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Posted 17 May 2013 - 01:48

As to Congresses question: no, this does not infringe on privacy.


I agree. If you are out in public you lose your privacy.

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Posted 17 May 2013 - 06:11

Google glasses get jailbroken, custom app install, now you have some nut job taking photos of women and uploading them onto r\creepshot. While i think they are amazing and great, im a bit 50/50 on them.


It's going to be a bit obvious people are doing that when they start sticking their heads up ladies skirts...

Also, for the consumer version, just put an external LED on it that lights up when recording.

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Posted 17 May 2013 - 06:29

There's already a light on it that lights up when you're recording, I'm not sure what else Google can do.

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Posted 17 May 2013 - 14:02

I agree. If you are out in public you lose your privacy.


You are standing at an ATM in public - do you lose the right to privacy over your PIN ?

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Posted 17 May 2013 - 14:18

I agree. If you are out in public you lose your privacy.


That argument is not valid, there is no such thing as "public" in the sense that people here keep describing it. All land can essentially be considered private, it just has a different owner. What you consider "public land" is actually "government land", and if congress (government) wants people on government land (public) to have privacy, then we should be happy with that. I sure am.

Disclosure: I am undecided on Google Glass, but I think it these are important discussions to have.

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Posted 17 May 2013 - 19:27

Disclosure: I am undecided on Google Glass, but I think it these are important discussions to have.


I agree. It needs to be discussed.

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Posted 17 May 2013 - 20:15

You are standing at an ATM in public - do you lose the right to privacy over your PIN ?


That's not an privacy issue, at least I don't think so. If someone watches you and obtains your PIN number that is stealing, a whole 'nuther issue altogether it seems to me. It'd be like someone taking your phone or your wallet in public.