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Well, we are a hive society. We have been for millenia. Actually the rogue individual that sees nothing but himself is what is wrong, not the hive which brought us out of the caves.

I believe the FB crazy - that already has blown out of proportions will start fading out. I mean, ok, each insecure person out there needs to oversell his/her ****ty timelog of indifference. 15min of fame ^ 256...
The reason smartphones sell. For people to slack @ work and school, and role-play - just like it was with IRC 20 years ago. Deflation of innovation...

The GG is something different. In its infancy still, but give it 10-15 years.
The potential applications are amazing.

As of cameras monitoring you - well, I think people are not paying attention to how many cameras are monitoring what they do already. I bet that @@ cafe in the OP has CCTV cameras too...
Till these latest years, the notion was that nobody can monitor all those cameras out there. Now "teh machine" can. GG or not.

The "what ifs" are also terrifying, but so is giving a car to a 16yo, selling booze, basing your business on the web, your entire civilization on electricity and/or Oil.
Many many more vile organizations working against "the hive", or at least the hive they don't control. All of a sudden, "bad google conspiracies"...sure. You are in the forest dude, google is not even the biggest tree. Open your eyes (and look through the GG).
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A hive mind is something different from a hive society which in any case I'd argue isn't quite what describes our lives.
As for cameras already tracking people - well just because they're already there doesn't mean we need to add any more.
And saying there are bigger dangers than Google Glass (which I agree with and I didn't quite categorize GG as a definite danger) is true, but diversionary. It's like me saying milk is expensive and getting a response along the line: "so is bread and many other things".

The point I'm trying to get across is that GG is neither good nor bad and should be approached with care. Some people will like it, some won't. However the consequences of using this technology (like many others no doubt) affect all of us in ways we cannot fully foresee. Thus it's natural some will jump right in, some will hold back and some will boycott outright. It's not a question whether these three sides are valid or not, it's a question of where people choose to stand.
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A hive mind is something different from a hive society which in any case I'd argue isn't quite what describes our lives.
As for cameras already tracking people - well just because they're already there doesn't mean we need to add any more.
And saying there are bigger dangers than Google Glass (which I agree with and I didn't quite categorize GG as a definite danger) is true, but diversionary. It's like me saying milk is expensive and getting a response along the line: "so is bread and many other things".

The point I'm trying to get across is that GG is neither good nor bad and should be approached with care. Some people will like it, some won't. However the consequences of using this technology (like many others no doubt) affect all of us in ways we cannot fully foresee. Thus it's natural some will jump right in, some will hold back and some will boycott outright. It's not a question whether these three sides are valid or not, it's a question of where people choose to stand.

Nailed it.
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How long can a news thread go before it's considered necro? Don't think there's a set time period in the rules. Just curious.
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Damn hippies.
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Edited by Orici - 4/6/13 at 6:18am
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Damn hippies.

Damn Neo-techno-conformists ??
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