Whoâ€™s Afraid Of Google Glass? | TechCrunch
Jared Sperli stashed this in life
Seriously, people?Â Seriously?Â DARPA has built drone-mounted 1.8-gigapixel cameras that can recognize people wavingÂ from 15,000 feet.GaitÂ recognitionÂ software is good enough that they probably donâ€™t even need to see your face. Oh, yes, and theyâ€™re working on legions ofÂ drones the size of insects, too, while theyâ€™re at it. Thereâ€™s already one closed-circuit cameraÂ for every 32 peopleÂ in the United Kingdom. And the NSA is building aÂ new 65-megawatt data centerÂ in Utah to parse this brave new world of big data.
Meanwhile, everywhere you go, hardware is getting faster, software is getting better, everything is being networked. Weâ€™re marching boldly into aÂ panopticonÂ future.Â Iâ€™veÂ beenÂ writingÂ aboutÂ thisÂ foryears. And now, suddenly, youâ€™re irate about the potential privacy repercussions of a few geeks bearing glasses? What isÂ wrongÂ with you people? Where have you been?
He's got a point.
Though I'm not sure why he used that image -- kinda creepy.
Yeah, but this won't be like those x-ray glasses from the comic books to see girls naked...You'll just read my mind or something. There's not much there...no threat.Â
That's how Philip J. Fry saved the universe in Futurama. His mind was immune to being read.
From the comments, TJ Parker:Â "Look, there is a difference between "being looked at" and "being seen". You go into a public restaurant and have a conversation with a friend. Â Someone might overhear you; you tolerate that. But if someone is sitting there intentionally eaves-dropping, or worse, recording our conversation, we're offended, outraged. We feel that our privacy has been violated. This isn't entirely irrational. Â To be picked out as one voice in an impersonal mass of voices is one thing; to be singled out and intentionally exploited is another."
I'm on that page.
Wearable, context aware, augmented reality is our future.