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Google Tells Glass Users Not To Be 'Creepy Or Rude'

Soulskill posted about 7 months ago | from the non-glass-users-can-be-as-creepy-as-they-like dept.

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An anonymous reader writes "One of the biggest worries about the rise of wearable computing is the ease with which random strangers will be able to record your actions without your knowing. Right now, it's pretty easy to tell if somebody's holding up their cellphone to take some video. But when everybody's wearing Google Glass, or something similar, it will become harder to tell. This has led to preemptive bans on Glass in certain places. Now, Google has published a list of Do's and Don'ts to tell Glass users how they should behave politely in public. Do: ask for permission before recording people. Don't: ignore the world around you, expect that people won't notice, or wear it during a cage fight. Most importantly, don't 'be creepy or rude.' Google says, 'Standing alone in the corner of a room staring at people while recording them through Glass is not going to win you any friends.'"

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Degausse (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 7 months ago | (#46282423)

Working on a ranged degausser for any glass user pointing it in my direction.

Re:Degausse (5, Funny)

LordKronos (470910) | about 7 months ago | (#46282771)

Working on a ranged degausser for any glass user pointing it in my direction.

Wow. I didn't realize google glass was storing its data on magnetic media. Or do you mean that the eye piece is actually a mini CRT?

Re:Degausse (2)

weilawei (897823) | about 7 months ago | (#46282871)

It's intended to degauss the glasshole, not the glass. ;)

Re:Degausse (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 7 months ago | (#46282995)

I think a punch in the face would deter most glassholes from recording.

Re:Degausse (1)

davester666 (731373) | about 7 months ago | (#46282883)

Just shine a laser at their eyepiece, solely to disable the camera of course.

But... (5, Funny)

msauve (701917) | about 7 months ago | (#46282431)

Creepy and rude nerds are their target market. How's that going to work?

Re:But... (2, Insightful)

mozumder (178398) | about 7 months ago | (#46282489)

which is why Glass will never take off.

Consumer products are only successful if they're marketed to cool, sociable people, not loser nerds with no lives.

Re:But... (2)

Austerity Empowers (669817) | about 7 months ago | (#46282605)

Obviously not true. Apple has always struggled to gain acceptance with their products, and didn't start succeeding until they actually offered the superior product too. Nerds and the general user base also share one other thing: both tend to like the cheaper option that, while less polished, gives the greatest personal freedom. Witness Android vs. iOS. Very clear what the better product is, but Android is the PC to Apple's Mac.

It turns out that cool, sociable people are also annoying and less popular than they think.

I'm all for privacy on your property. But if you're in public, assume you're taped. Chances are you already are, and you just don't realize it.

Re:But... (2)

the_B0fh (208483) | about 7 months ago | (#46282649)

Curious if you ever look in the mirror.

Re:But... (2)

khallow (566160) | about 7 months ago | (#46282875)

Not after my mere gaze shattered it into dust.

Re:But... (0, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | about 7 months ago | (#46282779)

Witness Android vs. iOS. Very clear what the better product is, but Android is the PC to Apple's Mac.

Android is a better product than iOS in most measurable ways. Even the much-vaunted "security" of the Apple App store is a myth.

Report finds iOS apps riskier than Android apps
The Appthority Reputation Report for Winter 2014 was compiled using data from the cloud-based Appthority App Risk Management Service. Appthority performed static, dynamic, and behavioral app analysis of 400 paid and free apps spanning iOS and Android to assess the relative security and risky behavior of the most popular apps.

Appthority also discovered that iOS apps are riskier overall than Android apps—91 percent contain risky behavior as opposed to 83 percent on Android.

http://www.pcworld.com/article... [pcworld.com]

Re:But... (2)

Anonymous Coward | about 7 months ago | (#46283031)

Your own link shows that your source is shit, maybe you should read it? Location tracking is considered a risky behavior, and Android apps collected MORE data, more easily than iOS apps did. Second, it's from a company trying to sell you... a service to manage apps.

Re:But... (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 7 months ago | (#46283033)

Android is a better product than iOS in most measurable ways.

Go home, AC. You're drunk.

Re:But... (1, Interesting)

epyT-R (613989) | about 7 months ago | (#46282863)

Except that they don't necessarily offer the superior product, just the most expensive, trendy one. This actually appeals more to those 'sociable' people the gp refers to, because, for them, social acceptance is the most important factor in every decision they make. They buy apple because their rich friends did. Often, such people aren't very intelligent when it comes to technology, or even basic concepts like reason and logic, because, frankly, they haven't had to be in order to survive.. Often, these people being at the top of the social pyramid, do not have to interface with harsh realities all that often.

The world, today, is run by such people, and examples of their 'success' in doing so are everywhere.

Re:But... (2)

antifoidulus (807088) | about 7 months ago | (#46283017)

And your basis for saying this is what exactly? You seem to state your case like it's fact, when you just seem to hate a group of individuals with different preferences than you. Guess what, not everyone has the same priorities you do, and you are not the smartest person on the planet. I know you think you are, but you aren't. Do you claim that all food you don't like is worthless garbage for the unwashed masses? If you do, my guess is you eat a lot of dinners alone. Get over yourself.

Re:But... (1)

Austerity Empowers (669817) | about 7 months ago | (#46283131)

I don't know, I use Android because I must, but the iPhone and iPad seem like better products in most measurable ways. However, as Apple has always done, there are a few big gotchas. Price, closed software market, and Apple deciding what kind of apps are/are not acceptable for me. Those last two are showstoppers, I can overlook price for a better product.

I won't ignore that social factors are a big factor in Apple purchases, that's certainly true and Apple definitely uses it to their advantage.

But going back to the original point, in spite of having the better product, the cool/social/hip crowd represents the smaller share of the market. A product does not need, and in some ways may benefit from not having, that market segment.

Re:But... (1)

rtb61 (674572) | about 7 months ago | (#46283053)

Keep in mind in all this, the camera is just proof of what you saw and likely remembered. It's not like goggle glass is seeing something you didn't see or recording something you couldn't remember. Of course once any like system becomes more universal, the reality of sorting through the petabytes of data generated because quite difficult and in reality just becomes an individuals proof of events especially when dealing with salespersons, government agencies, police and of course passing unruly strangers, acquaintances and even relatives.

The only real thing about monitoring people is we all know it should be from the top down rather than the bottom up. Those with the greatest responsibilities and the greatest impact should be monitored well before those with the least responsibilities and the least impact ie if Darth Cheney was monitored there would have been no war in Iraq and hundreds of thousands of people would still be alive today. Of course as we all know exposure of the NSA has very much proven that the monitoring is from the bottom up, with the top quite readily able to hide their criminal actions, whilst attempting to gain information on the bottom with a view to extortion. Failure to comply or change behaviour results in the release of the data to law enforcement where you are brutally arrested (injuries ranging from minor to death) and pushed into the trial system where you a threatened with grossly exaggerated crimes and extended abusive prison sentences with homosexual rape alluded too or you plead guilty to circumstantial evidence and are given an arbitrary punishment in order to steal your rights and silence you.

Re:But... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 7 months ago | (#46283203)

As betting man, Seattle is full of liberals, and Mac Lovers

Re:But... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 7 months ago | (#46282651)

Vibrators and fleshlights are very successful products for loser nerds.

Re:But... (1)

epyT-R (613989) | about 7 months ago | (#46282887)

Define 'loser'. If 'loser' means, "never gets to touch genitals with another", then I suppose you're right, though maybe you can explain why anyone beyond the age of 16 should care. However, if 'loser' means "get raped by family court/false DV accusations/degenerate adult-age 'highschool' drama/STDs/divorce settlements", then I'd say the celibate nerds are the winners, especially the men.

oxymoron (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 7 months ago | (#46283003)

""But when everybody's wearing Google Glass, or something similar, it will become harder to tell."" [that statement is the oxymoron] How would one be able to know when a person is wearing a 24-7 recording device? That's a tough question to answer...

sarcasm.

This device has nothing to do with nerds, it has to do with lazy people who want to cheat and have a device attached to there eye to prevent them from wasting energy to use a damn hand sized phone. Going the quoted statement above. What would be the difference since if you own a phone, its pretty much tracking everything you do anyway? So now your worried because someone else can video tape you without you truly being aware! The privacy issues with phones, the tracking ads, apps that are collecting data on you seems not to be getting thrown into this discussion.

Yes you can tell when someone maybe capturing video with a phone as opposed to a head set that has no identifiable way of letting you know it is recording you. Something as simple as an Blue LED put into the frame would be a way for anyone to notice if a person wearing Google Glass is recording video or taking pictures.

Re:oxymoron (1)

Oligonicella (659917) | about 7 months ago | (#46283227)

Yes it would. Care to make a wager on if Apple will include one?

Re:But... (5, Interesting)

ozmanjusri (601766) | about 7 months ago | (#46283153)

which is why Glass will never take off.
Consumer products are only successful if they're marketed to cool, sociable people, not loser nerds with no lives.

I'm their target market.

I'm not a creepy nerd either. I'm a middle-aged business man with a nice wife, a nice house, a reasonable car, and a reasonable job that requires me to inspect and manage engineering works in progress.

I have always obtained and used the best mobile recording tools for the job: Digital cameras as soon as they were available. Those Olympus electronic voice recorders/transcribers. I still have a Compaq Concerto tablet PC from the early '90s, The first Palm Pilot, and several later iterations of the marque. Win CE PDAs and phones. Nokia N800s. Several varieties of Android phones and tablets. If a tool saves me time, it makes me money.

If I could get a Glass, I'd be using it now. It's a tool, not a toy and will succeed or fail based on how good a tool it is.

You can call me a Glasshole if you like. I don't care, as long as it's making my job easier and better.

Baidu has no such restrictions... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 7 months ago | (#46282553)

In other news, Baidu has told the users of its Baidu Eye [bbc.co.uk] that they can do whatever they want with hardware they have legally purchased. If Google trys to restrict their glass users, someone else will quickly step into the market to take their place.

Re:But... (1, Interesting)

Frobnicator (565869) | about 7 months ago | (#46282561)

In public, I want ubiquitous recording BY THE INDIVIDUALS.

If I'm in a club, I want a few cameras running. Inevitably there are fights, and if we can get viewpoints from five different individuals it could clean up a lot of problems.

If I'm out dealing with a drunk, I want a few cameras running. If anything goes wrong we can get viewpoints from several angles to prove innocence against accusations.

If I'm dealing with a difficult client, I want a few cameras running. Let's have both of our viewpoints and more besides. If I did something wrong let me know, show me so I can fix it.

I'm a photographer who insists on having someone present when I shoot women alone, I really want a few cameras running. I once had baseless accusations against me, and a few cameras would have cleaned things up quick.

If I need to interact with police for anything from a speeding ticket to an arrest, I want a few cameras running. If I'm guilty, I am content to have those cameras show my guilt. If I am innocent, I want those cameras to prove not just to the court, but to show the media, to show facebook, to show youtube.

There is a HUGE difference between government run CCTV, corporate overlords monitoring our movements, versus individuals who can use recordings to preserve what they see for any use.

Individuals with cameras in public? Bring them on. When everybody (not just the authorities) have the cameras running the world will be that much better.

Re:But... (1)

Anonymous Coward | about 7 months ago | (#46282603)

“There will come a time when it isn't 'They're spying on me through my phone' anymore. Eventually, it will be 'My phone is spying on me'.” Philip K. Dick

“Not enough people know or understand just how little freedom we have left.” Korban Blake

Great! So when's the next time I can peek in through your bathroom window?

Re:But... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 7 months ago | (#46282639)

Individuals with corporate cameras in public? Bring them on.

FTFY

Re:But... (4, Insightful)

Frobnicator (565869) | about 7 months ago | (#46282645)

I hate replying to myself, but since we don't have a way to edit...

The ones with the cameras have the power. Governments with CCTV have power. Corporate overlords with CCTV have power.

Protesters recording police abuses have power if they record it, but if they don't record it usually they lose.

Activists recording business abuses have power when challenged since they can expose problems, but no recordings and they find themselves sued to oblivion.

Drivers in Russia with dashboard cameras have power when people jump in front of their vehicles.

When the people have the cameras, they have the power. Sadly many individuals equate cameras with power so they feel powerless when they see another individual with a camera. Just give everybody cameras, let them record everything. Power to the people, and all that.

Re:But... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 7 months ago | (#46282769)

who do you think will be putting your videos in their databases?

Corporate overlords
Governments
Various 3 and 4 letter acronyms

Re:But... (5, Insightful)

bloodhawk (813939) | about 7 months ago | (#46283025)

While I certainly don't trust Corporates or governments with power, I trust the average person with power to monitor me a 1000 time less. The average moron has no respect for anyone elses privacy or rights and thinks what they find acceptable trumps everyone elses rights to decency.

Re:But... (3, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | about 7 months ago | (#46282821)

In public, I want ubiquitous recording BY THE INDIVIDUALS.

You seem to have a serious problem with understanding that what YOU want
may not be what others want.

Some people are not going to ask you politely to quit taking video of them,
they are just going to take your device and smash it. Don't believe me ?
Try taking video of a group of bikers and see how that works out for you.
( you will want to make sure your health insurance is in proper order and covers major
facial trauma before you undertake this experiment )

.

Re:But... (1)

epyT-R (613989) | about 7 months ago | (#46282907)

I'd rather avoid people who make baseless accusations than live in a police state.. It doesn't matter who does the recording.

Re:But... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 7 months ago | (#46283143)

I'm bothered by the assumptions implicit in this attitude, that every interaction with fellow humans must be recorded to protect oneself.

Too often one suffers exactly what one fears only because one fears it. Please go (re)read Ray Bradbury's "Here There Be Tigers."

Re:But... (1)

mjwx (966435) | about 7 months ago | (#46282685)

Creepy and rude nerds are their target market. How's that going to work?

Clearly I'm not the only one thinking "too late".

Re:But... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 7 months ago | (#46283099)

Welp there goes my plan to buy GG.

Re: But... (0)

BattleApple (956701) | about 7 months ago | (#46283171)

I'm sure apple is dying to release their version that has a glowing apple logo on the temple, then we'll all be fucked.
P.s. Honestly, my name has nothing to do with the company, I'm a big steely dan fan, and I happened to be listening to Josie when I created my account

So.... (4, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | about 7 months ago | (#46282443)

Don't be a glasshole.

Re:So.... (1, Funny)

MouseTheLuckyDog (2752443) | about 7 months ago | (#46282633)

Better a glasshole than an ihole

Re:So.... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 7 months ago | (#46283157)

Do you mean that if I just wear Glass I will no longer be creepy or rude?

Wow!

Re:So.... (1)

Tablizer (95088) | about 7 months ago | (#46282833)

There's a very bad goatse joke in there somewhere. Hurry up and produce it to get it over with.

The design is so wrong (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 7 months ago | (#46282453)

Google should have included an easily identifiable "lens cap", which most people could leave on "most of the time"!
    Or
Google could have made the camera a "snap" on device, not something "always there!".

I won't trust anyone wearing it to not to be recording!

Re:The design is so wrong (1)

Austerity Empowers (669817) | about 7 months ago | (#46282773)

Use it as a reminder that you are almost always being recorded in public. I was bored at the mall, waiting for my wife to do whatever it is one does in curio stores and started counting cameras. I gave up in the low double digits when i started seeing very subtle cameras and realized for every one I saw, there was another one I had initially missed.

Glassholes are your friend, they remind you that big brother is always watching.

Re:The design is so wrong (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 7 months ago | (#46282971)

Glassholes are your friend, they remind you that big brother is always watching.

Muggers are your friend, when they smash your face while they
steal your wallet, they are doing you a favor by reminding you that
criminals are always around.

.

Re:The design is so wrong (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 7 months ago | (#46282789)

But I love exclamation marks!

If only such a list existed for cell phones (4, Interesting)

Publiu5 (3542707) | about 7 months ago | (#46282455)

While the cellphone and Glass are not the same tech, they do seem to share similar bad habits (ie making you tune out the world around you, especially when crossing a street) in how people may ultimately use. So, maybe a similar list should be made to address the do's and dont's of cellphones, maybe in app form

That should do it! (4, Funny)

fuzzyfuzzyfungus (1223518) | about 7 months ago | (#46282459)

I expect that this initiative will be 136.24% more efficient than the already foolproof 'don't be evil' mandate that Google follows...

How to be a proper cyborg 101 (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 7 months ago | (#46282475)

Step 1: Don't tell anyone you're a cyborg
Step 2: Creep is for the Zerg and project scopes
Step 3: .....
Step 4: Prof...err Assimilation!

Surveillance cameras? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 7 months ago | (#46282497)

Why are people mad about Google Glass users when there's a 100% certainty that if they're in public they have a.) No legal expectation of privacy, and b.) They're already being monitored by several CCTV cameras?

Re:Surveillance cameras? (3, Insightful)

davester666 (731373) | about 7 months ago | (#46282903)

Sure. But video from those CCTV cameras don't readily get uploaded to youtube.

Youtube (1)

DarwinSurvivor (1752106) | about 7 months ago | (#46283221)

You haven't been on youtube lately have you?

It's bound to fail in a society that (1)

Nutria (679911) | about 7 months ago | (#46282505)

considers manners and politeness to be passe', and where bureaucratic rules and regulations are the norms.

Re:It's bound to fail in a society that (1)

EvilSS (557649) | about 7 months ago | (#46282913)

considers manners and politeness to be passe', and where bureaucratic rules and regulations are the norms.

Wait, why are we dragging Britain into this?

You mean like this? (1)

50000BTU_barbecue (588132) | about 7 months ago | (#46282509)

Re:You mean like this? (1)

MouseTheLuckyDog (2752443) | about 7 months ago | (#46282615)

Did you see the Asian guy "oooh you have google glass...".
as the comments say enjoying a nice nerdgasm.

BETA SUCKS (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | about 7 months ago | (#46282517)

BETA SUCKS

Re:BETA SUCKS (0, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | about 7 months ago | (#46282635)

Fuck you asshole.

They must be new here (4, Insightful)

sandbagger (654585) | about 7 months ago | (#46282527)

It will be used to make porn. It will be used to game casinos. It will be used to record cops. Someone will use it to case a place for a robbery. It will be used in divorces. It will be used to document various offences as decreed by Jezebel. It will be used by police to enable face recognition of people like they do licence plates.

What the fuck do they think will happen?

Re:They must be new here (1)

davester666 (731373) | about 7 months ago | (#46282917)

It will have ZERO chance of being used in casino's, unless the "casino" is a back room poker table in the middle of nowhere.

Course, once they realize what it is, you may wish to have left it in the car.

Glassholio (5, Insightful)

CopaceticOpus (965603) | about 7 months ago | (#46282529)

It's very smart of Google to recognize that "Glasshole" is an inevitable slang term to be applied to some (most?) Glass users. They're trying to get ahead of the term and define it to apply to only the worst kinds of users.

Still, they face an uphill battle if they hope to create a positive public image for Glass. If only 1 in 10,000 Glass users behaves in a socially unacceptable way, that one person will be the focus of endless sensationalist news coverage.

Friends? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 7 months ago | (#46282549)

I don't think people who have friends need Google Glasses. I for one would never wear one. Can you imagine yourself wearing that at the dinner table? At dinner with a date at a restaurant? In the bathroom? (where's Bob? -- He went to the bathroom with Google Glass--Ewwww!). Even at the library, or at the park, or at the mall. No, too creepy, even for me.

Re:Friends? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 7 months ago | (#46282607)

Friendship is a myth. People just want to get into each other's wallets and pants. Friends don't really give a shit about each other.

Re:Friends? (2)

kwbauer (1677400) | about 7 months ago | (#46282837)

"Friends don't really give a shit about each other," says the Google Glasses owner.

Re:Friends? (1)

Oligonicella (659917) | about 7 months ago | (#46283255)

Wow. How sad to be you.

Re:Friends? (2)

afgam28 (48611) | about 7 months ago | (#46282777)

A lot of those points could be made about the iPod. Can you imagine yourself listening to one at the dinner table? At dinner with a date at a restaurant?

There's nothing stopping people from taking off their Glass when it is socially inappropriate to wear it.

Re:Friends? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 7 months ago | (#46282829)

iPod. Can you imagine yourself listening to one at the dinner table? At dinner with a date at a restaurant?

No, but only because I don't eat dinner, go on dates, or visit restaurants.

a mirror is cheaper (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 7 months ago | (#46282577)

Guys, just look in the mirror. If you are:

Ugly: women will say you're creepy.

Talking: women will say you're rude.

The lesson is be handsome and be quiet. You're welcome.

Pot meet Kettle (1)

Anonymous Coward | about 7 months ago | (#46282593)

Pot meet kettle, kettle meet pot.

Phishing for comments? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 7 months ago | (#46282597)

Here's one. Google glass should be banned from public use for any possible facial recognition or for identity recognition recording. It would be fine for distanced recording of events or personal activities and getaways. Anyone staring at me with them on will get an equally unpleasant surprise.

Little Red LED (1)

Brawlking (2590947) | about 7 months ago | (#46282609)

Has no one thought to just put a little forward facing LED on the damn thing that lights up when it's recording, so people know? Every old video camera I've owned has had a little red light to show when it's recording. How did no one make this connection?

Re:Little Red LED (1)

0123456 (636235) | about 7 months ago | (#46282661)

Yes. And my old video camera had a menu option to turn off that little red LED.

Re:Little Red LED (4, Funny)

iggymanz (596061) | about 7 months ago | (#46282819)

you'll be happy to know Google Glass has similar option to turn the red on, activated by a hard punch to the a face of the glasshole

Re:Little Red LED (3, Funny)

sir1real (1636849) | about 7 months ago | (#46282941)

Sounds like you graduated from the Sean Penn school of social interaction.

Re:Little Red LED (2)

the_B0fh (208483) | about 7 months ago | (#46282667)

because the people who made it didn't want it. That's why.

That should tell you a lot about the mentality of the people who created it.

Google being social retards (3, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | about 7 months ago | (#46282625)

Humorous that Google is having to tell people to not be creepy or rude. They've finally woken up to the fact that Glass is inherently antisocial, just like all those people who hover over their phones in public as they do constant texting/facebook updates/emails. If someone's gonna do that at a dinner out then they might as well have stayed at home on the bed eating dorito's and watching some mindless flick on tv.

Commonsense bottom line: If you're wearing Glass when you're supposed to be doing something social, then it should be taken off. Everyone should understand in their guts what a social gaffe it is to wear a rig that could be constantly recording while doing something in a supposedly-relaxing social situation - like a party. If they don't then they come out on the lower end of the bell-curve for empathy and on the higher end of the bell-curve for the massively socially inept.

Re:Google being social retards (0)

koan (80826) | about 7 months ago | (#46282677)

Millennials are manufactured sociopaths, it's going to be ugly.

Re:Dos and don'ts (1)

sir1real (1636849) | about 7 months ago | (#46282891)

I should want to cook Brocktoon a simple meal, but I shouldn't want to cut into him, to tear the flesh, to wear the flesh, to be born unto new worlds where his flesh becomes my key.

NO (2)

Sigvatr (1207234) | about 7 months ago | (#46282641)

Don't tell me what to do, Google!

If only... (1)

MouseTheLuckyDog (2752443) | about 7 months ago | (#46282657)

George Zimmerman or Trayvon martin had been using Google Glass at the time.
Think of all the political disruption we would have avoided.

Re:If only... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 7 months ago | (#46282687)

George Zimmerman would have lost an eye and Trayvon Martin would still be dead.

Glassholes (1)

koan (80826) | about 7 months ago | (#46282669)

People driving cars routinely use their phones and that's against the law, what makes you think Google "asking you to be nice" is going to do anything.

Just watch how much trouble and misery Glass and the Glassholes are going to cause.

How do I get what I want, not what Google wants? (2)

Gavin Scott (15916) | about 7 months ago | (#46282689)

Google with their insistence on a camera-based social-media augmented-reality creepy-invasive experience is going to set back the cause of direct human-computer interaction by years.

Honestly I don't want a camera in my "glass". I want a link to something like my desktop computing resources. It's an intimate experience between me and the computer, not between my computer and the environment around me. Sure there are some cute apps you can do with the camera, but the creepy factor is going to make people as self-conscious and obvious as a Segway rider (and we know how that turned out).

When I can PAY for a device that has MY interests at heart rather than the latest data power grab by Google then I'll be interested.

Connect me with the Internet then get the fuck out of the way. I don't need you to mediate every interaction I have, not only with information from the net but with the real world around me.

G.

No worries about creepy or weird here (1)

Khyber (864651) | about 7 months ago | (#46282693)

We're just as strange as soylentnews.org as far as quirky stories goes!

Bet the mods figured out what happens if they filter me by word/sig. Almost 1/300th of the site goes away.

Bring it boys.

Re:No worries about creepy or weird here (2)

Zynder (2773551) | about 7 months ago | (#46282781)

I went and registered with the site. It's horrible. You need to replicate Slashdot functionality if you want to take the users away. The way it is now, there isn't really much of a feed and the site is like going to the Help Forum of a cheap ass tech website. I want the front page scrollable. I don't want stories boxed up into different forums. I thought slashcode was open source. Just get the code and reskin it so once Beta goes live we can just slide right over and not have to retrain anything. We are complaining because Beta is going to throw away what we already have. If you want readers, make the new site look like what we already have! I do wish you luck and I'm ready to jump ship when you've cleaned it up.

Also are you claiming that Dice is deleting your posts?

Don't be rude (1)

Khyber (864651) | about 7 months ago | (#46282705)

Like calling us commenters/submitters an audience when we provide the content, you assholes?

Re:Don't be rude (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 7 months ago | (#46282723)

Consume and obey.

Be Rude (4, Insightful)

TrollstonButterbeans (2914995) | about 7 months ago | (#46282825)

Be rude. Because this idea is stupid.

You think in 15 years everyone won't be recording all the time? They will be.

Whether it is Google Contact Lense, Apple Retina Display Phone or Acme Eyeballs --- there are going to be cameras everywhere.

So let us adjust.

Re:Be Rude (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 7 months ago | (#46283093)

You're suggesting societies should adjust that continue to act like swearing is a big deal despite the entire population doing it from time to time? Fat fucking chance.

What will places that ban it do when it's unseen? (1)

mark-t (151149) | about 7 months ago | (#46282841)

Ultimately, technology is going to progress far enough for the form factor of this thing to be indiscernible to all but the most attentive of individuals. Places will be able to politely ask that patrons not use such devices, but unless they install xray and full-body scanners at the entrances to them, I'm not terribly sure what they are going to do about users of such technology when they don't even know for sure who even has it on their person, let alone who is actively using it.. We are, I think, less than 10 years away from this.

Re:What will places that ban it do when it's unsee (1)

EvilSS (557649) | about 7 months ago | (#46282931)

We'll pass laws to prevent the sale to the general public if they lack a anti-concealment feature (light, color, shape, whatever). Police, of course, will be free to use them. So don't worry about that.

My hopes about google glass? (1)

the_Bionic_lemming (446569) | about 7 months ago | (#46282847)

I hope that there's a dedicated force watching the video that sends the owners of google glasses tickets for speeding - or whatever other accidental infractions of the law they do on a day to day basis.

Want to live under an Orwellian 1984? Then hopefully you die under an Orwellian 1984.

Google (4, Funny)

pitchpipe (708843) | about 7 months ago | (#46282879)

Google Tells Glass Users Not To Be 'Creepy Or Rude' ... and then they reminded users that they'll be watching so they'll know.

Google tells Glass users (1)

Culture20 (968837) | about 7 months ago | (#46282943)

Google tells Glass users not to use Glass.

eh hem... (1)

djupedal (584558) | about 7 months ago | (#46282947)

Everyone (besides me) that actually has glass right now - show of hands...? Great, thanks. The rest of you - STFU & bite me.

Slashdot users are jumping ship (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 7 months ago | (#46282951)

All users are migrating to http://soylentnews.org/
Join and register while low ID:s last!

Needs a recording LED, like everything else (4, Insightful)

Etcetera (14711) | about 7 months ago | (#46282987)

Google needs to put in a hard-wired LED that's on when recording. Yes, you'll look like a Borg when you're recording, but that's a small price to pay for others' comfort.

Can people still obscure it? Yes... but if I see someone walking around with a Google Glass *and* a bit of black electrical tape over the front, I know I'm dealing with a complete d-bag and can treat them accordingly.

Best advice (1)

WaffleMonster (969671) | about 7 months ago | (#46282999)

Don't use it.

blinking light (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 7 months ago | (#46283011)

I remember some states passed a law that any digital camera must make that clicking sound when it's taking a photo. How about a blinking light on the glasses when it's recording?

Not a big fan of new laws, so I'm not sure how I feel about the idea.

Sounds like Mobiles (1)

giorgist (1208992) | about 7 months ago | (#46283035)

When mobiles came out there where similar rules to be said. People where making fun at people seemingly talking to them selves in public. Now days you can seem a whole dinner table swiping away and that's the old people !

How about this... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 7 months ago | (#46283047)

When the zoo animals walk up and smash you in the back of the head and take your glass, they'll get to see all the freaky shit you've been doing with your nerd glasses. Not only will you become a victim once, you won't dare report it for fear of what you've been recording goes PUBLIC.

better list (4, Insightful)

slashmydots (2189826) | about 7 months ago | (#46283071)

1. don't buy it
2. get a life outside of social networks and the internet
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