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As long as no one is doing anything illegal or incriminating. Then they shouldn't have to worry about someone wearing them thumb.gif .

We originally had laws to provide safety to people and property. There are also "annoyance" laws such as noise restrictions. There is another thing called etiquette. Sadly, not many people care about how they make others feel these days which is why we have so many darn annoyance laws. You'd think a person would take off their Google Glass when speaking to another person, but since most people that like Google Glass are socially awkward technophiles looking for the next gadget high, they'd rather wear them so people can see them wearing them, which causes others to be uncomfortable. They are probably the same people that have to check their tweets while driving and end up rear ending people (some moron did that to me...)
 
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Legitimate how, exactly?

What's the absolute worst thing that could happen? They are recording using the device? Then what? Aliens will arrive on their spaceships and lay waste to the earth? All your teeth will fall out? Gay marriage will be mandatory?

The chances of someone recording with glass constantly are slim, and even then, I don't really see the big deal.

And before anyone counters with the usual "Let me follow you around recording you, then?" Yes, ok, because that's what all these Glass users do, all the time. They follow people around recording.

Lost jobs and wrecked careers due to videos posted on Youtube aren't exactly uncommon. At the very least it would result in scarred reputations.

Yea. I guess we should ban pens too. And glasses altogether. Cause, you know... soon you won't be able to tell if someones glasses are smart glasses.



Oh goodness those poor souls in there. Their privacy is being so invaded upon.
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if you want your privacy then stay in your house, otherwise there should be no expetation of privacy in public places.

following you all day by someone with a camera is not an invasion of privacy, it's called harrassment, depending on the situation.

professional photographers are familiar with the law about photography in public places, ask them if it's illegal to take a photograph or even video of someone without their permission, the answer is no, it is legal.
Edited by ghostrider85 - 3/6/14 at 11:15pm
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Alright, so I guess I just won't go to that bar... not a big deal. Just gives people more choices.
 
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Yea. I guess we should ban pens too. And glasses altogether. Cause, you know... soon you won't be able to tell if someones glasses are smart glasses.



Oh goodness those poor souls in there. Their privacy is being so invaded upon.

If the person was caught and there are workplace rules against it, he will lose his job for secretly recording, or at least suffer penalties for it.

It's like shoplifters in a sense. You can't do anything about those you can't catch, but those you are able to catch, you should do something about it. Just because you can't catch'em all doesn't mean you shouldn't try.
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Is anyone here on OCN a bit weary of everyone having a camera on their face ready to record? At least in phones the camera isn't always out and ready. This bar isn't the first to ban it - there have been a few stories of restaurants and such banning Glass. I wonder if mass legislation will appear to ban glass in all private businesses, or something.

There are far more subtle ways to record people than Google Glass.
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Meh. This whole thing is absolutely stupid. Trying to fight or "ban" Glass is only going to encourage someone to make a new alternative that is incredibly sleek and stealthy, to the point that you can't even tell it's a smart device.

Concealable cameras have been around forever.
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If a bar decided to ban a device from being used in their establishment, it is the owners RIGHT to do so. If you invited a man into your house, and he decided to start smoking, you have the right to ask him to put it out or leave. Sure, it isn't illegal to smoke inside of a private establishment, but the owner can decide that it is unwelcome if he chooses.

Agreed.

Owner's prerogative.
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Privacy is largely an illusion.

Not for recluses with a talent for misdirection, like myself.
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Hey guys, remember the movie "Enemy of the State" starring Will Smith about a lawyer who becomes a target by a corrupt politician and his NSA goons when he accidentally receives key evidence to a serious politically motivated crime."? (IMDb) Remember how the moral of the story was how the government can track you everywhere you go and that was a big deal? Isn't it funny how people today have no problem posting their private lives on social media or updating their EXACT location via some smartphone app? In 15 years little kindergartners will be walking around with some form of Google glass 24/7 and people will think nothing of it.
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that right,Especially because you can actually be recording video, instead of just the occasional photo as people mostly do with a smartphone.thanks zgjULx
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So, it's more about your right to get drunk and say stupid things, than it is anything else?

And sure, private businesses can do whatever they like, but it's still pretty sad that they are going this route.
And this is the sort of paranoia I was thinking about.

And regarding the last post. If someone was wearing Glass here in the UK, I'd want to check it out.

Also a NED is a "Non-Educated Delinquent", not the kind of person who could afford a £2k device.

Google had this to say about "Glass holes"
I don't see them saying anything about recording people, or anything stupid like the "fears" mentioned in this article.

https://sites.google.com/site/glasscomms/glass-explorers

i think you need to understand what paranoia is before you claim everyone who has a counter view to yours is paranoid.

they wont be £2k forever and its a legitimate concern echoed by others not just in this thread either, it doesn't mean they shouldn't exist but it also shouldn't be the case that tech nerds and journo's force establishments into feeling pressurised into allowing them in future. It should be the choice of the individual private establishment to offer their customers the option.

but yea thanks for offering your sentient counter argument by calling people stupid paranoids
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LOL what are y'all gonna do when Google glass becomes small enough to fit in regular glasses?
Hahahahahahahahahahahaha!
It's gonna happen, so live with it.
I for one think it's a great way to make sure our public servants are doing the jobs we employ them to do.
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