Overclock.net › Forums › Industry News › Technology and Science News › [TOT]Google Glass Banned by Food Chain Giant McDonalds?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

[TOT]Google Glass Banned by Food Chain Giant McDonalds? - Page 23

post #221 of 227
Quote:
Originally Posted by kyfire View Post

You make a good argument. But one small thing....Google Glass is NOT a medical device. It's a wearable computer allowing it's wearer to surf the web, check email etc. And just to be clear, I wear glasses and would never even consider paying what it would cost to have Google Glass made in my prescription. Sorry $1500 just for the Google Glass frames and then the $300 or so for the prescription lens'....not. in my lifetime.
If a legally blind person buys prescription lenses attached to Google Glass frames, it doesn't matter if the Google Glass is a medical device or not. The glasses as whole, including the frames, are covered by the ADA. The law makes no distinction for permitting the banning of designer frames.

Google Glass isn't going to cost 1500 dollars, either. That is what beta testers have paid for the luxury of being able to get the device before anybody else. Google has said repeatedly Google Glass will not cost more than a smart phone. Which is still rather steep, but not the 1500 dollar number you threw out there.
Old and busted
(11 items)
 
New Hotness
(13 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II X2 555 870A Fuzion (MS-7660) MSI NX8800GTS 640 OC Mushkin  
RAMCoolingOSMonitor
Mushkin  Zalman CNPS10X Performa Windows 8 64 bit Dell 2208 WFP 1680*1050 
KeyboardPowerCase
Microsoft RT2300 Silverstone ST60EF 600W Antec 900 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
3570k ASRock Z77 Pro3 LGA 1155 MSI 7870 Twin Frozr OC Samsung DDR3 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 840 SSD POS Lightscribe DVD burner Zalman CNPS10x Performa, dual fans. Windows 8 Pro 64 Bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
ASUS 248qe Microsoft RT2300 Silverstone ST60EF 600W Antec 900 
Mouse
Generic USB mouse 
  hide details  
Reply
Old and busted
(11 items)
 
New Hotness
(13 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II X2 555 870A Fuzion (MS-7660) MSI NX8800GTS 640 OC Mushkin  
RAMCoolingOSMonitor
Mushkin  Zalman CNPS10X Performa Windows 8 64 bit Dell 2208 WFP 1680*1050 
KeyboardPowerCase
Microsoft RT2300 Silverstone ST60EF 600W Antec 900 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
3570k ASRock Z77 Pro3 LGA 1155 MSI 7870 Twin Frozr OC Samsung DDR3 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 840 SSD POS Lightscribe DVD burner Zalman CNPS10x Performa, dual fans. Windows 8 Pro 64 Bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
ASUS 248qe Microsoft RT2300 Silverstone ST60EF 600W Antec 900 
Mouse
Generic USB mouse 
  hide details  
Reply
post #222 of 227
Quote:
Originally Posted by LuckyDuck69 View Post

I think we should all walk into our local McDonalds for a month straight... every day... with our smartphones held up in the air recording video.

Maybe then we'll drive home the point that there are hundreds of mini cameras on the internet just waiting for purchase. And all anyone really needs is their phone, anyways. I think this is just another step in a much larger transition...

If you think about it, our entire society is on the verge of a major transition right now thanks to technology. Privacy... is going away. That's right folks. Get it through your thick skulls that within the next decade.. everything will be out there for everyone to see. There really isn't anything you can do to stop it. This will ultimately make it much easier for governments to track criminal activity so I doubt they object to the transition. But Google Glass is something that caught my attention the moment I first heard about it... and for this very reason. It will cause controversy and people will try to fight it. Just like people, mostly older generations, will try to fight the whole freedom of information movement as a whole.

You can raise hell about it, but look no further than the forum you are currently on. Overclock.net is a community of techies and geeks. It has been all of our money, invested in products and companies, over the years that lead to greater research and development. That R&D has brought us to the modern social media and products like Google Glass. There will be a transition taking form very soon. I suspect it will be younger generations versus old, devious people versus good, minorities versus majorities... but we'll see in time. The point is this. The days of keeping most of the information about yourself to yourself... will no longer be in your hands. We are turning into a very connected, data sharing, society. And that seems to be the way of the future. Share data, better ourselves on a global level by sharing all our data. Even the data about our own personal behavior.

I'm pretty sure someone will be furious that I'm okay with this and blast me in their response. But that's okay. I'm a Star Trek fan and kind of like where things are heading. If you don't, that's your opinion and you're entitled to it.

You do that and make it obvious enough, they can and will ask you to shut it off or leave, especially if the manager notices.
Millenium Falcon
(24 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i7 4930k MSI Big Bang Xpower II EVGA GTX 690 Patriot Viper II Sector 7 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
OCZ Deneva 2 Corsair Force 3 Maxtor Western Digital Green 
Optical DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
Samsung BD/DVD-RW Swiftech MCP655 x2 Black Ice GTX 480 Black Ice GTX 280 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
Alphacool Repack Dual D5 Watercool Heatkiller 3.0 Alphacool GTX 690 fullcover Bitspower Big Bang Xpower II fullcover 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 8.1 64-bit Professional 3x Dell S2340 Max Keyboard Durandal CoolerMaster V1000 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Azza Genesis 9000B Logitech G700 Roccat Alumic Onkyo HT-S9100THX 
  hide details  
Reply
Millenium Falcon
(24 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i7 4930k MSI Big Bang Xpower II EVGA GTX 690 Patriot Viper II Sector 7 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
OCZ Deneva 2 Corsair Force 3 Maxtor Western Digital Green 
Optical DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
Samsung BD/DVD-RW Swiftech MCP655 x2 Black Ice GTX 480 Black Ice GTX 280 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
Alphacool Repack Dual D5 Watercool Heatkiller 3.0 Alphacool GTX 690 fullcover Bitspower Big Bang Xpower II fullcover 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 8.1 64-bit Professional 3x Dell S2340 Max Keyboard Durandal CoolerMaster V1000 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Azza Genesis 9000B Logitech G700 Roccat Alumic Onkyo HT-S9100THX 
  hide details  
Reply
post #223 of 227
I agree with banning it in strip clubs, also while driving. And in Cinemas, yeah, I guess that's understandable. But in McDonalds? Ummm, what? What the hell do they have to hide? Hmmm? In my opinion, this just RAISES more suspicion that McDonalds does have something to hide, something that they don't want recorded. Anybody else have that sneaking suspicion?
post #224 of 227
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tsumi View Post

You do that and make it obvious enough, they can and will ask you to shut it off or leave, especially if the manager notices.

Well, duh. But you can giggle as you're leaving. The future is coming and eventually we'll all look back on this and laugh.

Here are some of my fav examples of what is in our very near future.

http://youtu.be/6Cf7IL_eZ38

http://youtu.be/jZkHpNnXLB0

http://www.corning.com/displaytechnologies/en/index.aspx

http://www.engadget.com/2013/05/19/lg-5-inch-flexible-oled/?utm_medium=feed&utm_source=Feed_Classic&utm_campaign=Engadget

http://nanoenergia.com/

http://youtu.be/WSU1M3XRLPM

http://www.parc.com/services/focus-areas.html

The list goes on and on. But we are definitely closer to a world where data is always accessible.. from anywhere. And glass truly is the perfect medium. Glass displays at bus stops providing directions and real time bus schedule information. Glass panels for smartphones. And, as far as that goes... I hate to say it but the era of the PC might be coming to an end in another decade or so. But this is just a guess. We still have to go a little bit smaller than 10nm on our etching / burn process. And be able to do it with enough efficiency to manufacture on a large scale. But I'm excited! thumb.gif
post #225 of 227
Quote:
People said a lot of things back then. Most of the people who came from that generation don't believe in global warming either. Which is both sad and hysterical to me. If you bring up global warming to them they respond with "they've been saying that since the 60s".

You believe in global warming? Come on man, you should be smarter then that. There is 0 scientific proof of it.
My System
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
2600K MSI Z68 evga 960 4GB 16 gigs DDR2 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Crucial 256GB M4 Samsung DVD R/W SATA Win 7 64bit Dell 24" 2412 
KeyboardMouseAudioAudio
G15 Performance MX creative ZX V-Moda LP 
  hide details  
Reply
My System
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
2600K MSI Z68 evga 960 4GB 16 gigs DDR2 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Crucial 256GB M4 Samsung DVD R/W SATA Win 7 64bit Dell 24" 2412 
KeyboardMouseAudioAudio
G15 Performance MX creative ZX V-Moda LP 
  hide details  
Reply
post #226 of 227
Quote:
Originally Posted by Steffek View Post

You believe in global warming? Come on man, you should be smarter then that. There is 0 scientific proof of it.

I'm going to assume that is sarcasm and you're just being funny. In which case, I totally appreciate the humor.

But, in case you are being serious:

http://globalwarming.sdsu.edu/

http://www.epa.gov/airtrends/aqtrnd95/globwarm.html

http://yaleglobal.yale.edu/content/global-warming-real-has-consequences-part-i

http://environment.yale.edu/climate-communication/

http://web.mit.edu/newsoffice/2013/the-global-warming-conundrum-greenhouse-gases-vs-aerosols.html

http://www.kings.cam.ac.uk/global-warming/index.html

Now, if you ARE being serious. You're pretty much stating that you believe all of the above institutions are filled with idiots who are pushing false research and lies. Think about that for a minute.. .if you're being serious.
post #227 of 227
Quote:
Originally Posted by SaharaVx View Post

I agree with banning it in strip clubs, also while driving. And in Cinemas, yeah, I guess that's understandable. But in McDonalds? Ummm, what? What the hell do they have to hide? Hmmm? In my opinion, this just RAISES more suspicion that McDonalds does have something to hide, something that they don't want recorded. Anybody else have that sneaking suspicion?

As a former McD's employee, no. It's just a privacy thing, not a conspiracy. You'd be discouraged from filming inside by any other means, so I don't see the issue.
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 920 SABERTOOTH X58 Gigabyte GTX 970 Corsair  
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
WD 320GB WD 1TB Hitachi 1TB CM Hyper 212 Plus 
OSMonitorMonitorPower
Windows 10 Pro 24" Sceptre 20" Asus Corsair TX750 
Case
Antec 1200 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 920 SABERTOOTH X58 Gigabyte GTX 970 Corsair  
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
WD 320GB WD 1TB Hitachi 1TB CM Hyper 212 Plus 
OSMonitorMonitorPower
Windows 10 Pro 24" Sceptre 20" Asus Corsair TX750 
Case
Antec 1200 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Technology and Science News
Overclock.net › Forums › Industry News › Technology and Science News › [TOT]Google Glass Banned by Food Chain Giant McDonalds?