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Google Glass Got It Backwards
"The real challenge is strategic: Google Glass should be a mirror for users to superimpose Internet data on the world around them — it’s called augmented reality — and not serve as a data capture tool for them, or for Google. This fundamental mix-up will doom any future iterations of the product, no matter how sleek or fashionable they appear."
Google  GoogleGlass  wearables  augmentedReality  camera  surveillance 
january 2015 by petej
How the Camera Doomed Google Glass - The Atlantic
"Google Glass wasn't just a way to keep a screen in front of your face all the time; it was also a way to record everything going in front of you. And it turns out very few people are willing to be viewed as walking, talking invasions of privacy."
GoogleGlass  wearables  privacy  technology  cameras  surveillance 
january 2015 by petej
Rest in Peace, Google Glass: 2012-2014 | John C. Dvorak | PCMag.com
"No one needs friends acting as if they were agents of the government"
Google  GoogleGlass  wearables  privacy  technology 
october 2014 by petej
The Google Glass feature no one is talking about | Creative Good
"The most important Google Glass experience is not the user experience – it’s the experience of everyone else. The experience of being a citizen, in public, is about to change."
GoogleGlass  wearables  surveillance  privacy  technology 
august 2014 by petej
Glassholes at Work | Blog | The Baffler
"In a workplace where Google Glass is a standard part of the company uniform, every employee would potentially become a security camera. Managers will be able to determine with unprecedented precision how workers talk to each other, how hard they work, and even how many bathroom breaks they take. The Glass-inflected workplace would become a perfect panopticon, where the boss has the ability to see every employee through the eyes of every single other employee."
wearables  GoogleGlass  technology  cameras  surveillance  monitoring  workplace  work  labour  employment  Panopicon  control  discipline  camera  power  efficiency  productivity 
may 2014 by petej
Google Glass - Google+ - December #GlassUpdates: It’s the most wonderful time of the…
"Glass is about helping you look up and experience the world around you without getting bogged down by technology. Based on this philosophy, we've got a new setting that lets you quickly and easily capture the moments you care about with a simple wink of the eye. Whether it's capturing an amazing sunset on an evening walk, or photographing your receipt for the lunch you'll need to expense, you can now stay in the moment and wink to take a picture instantly."
Google  GoogleGlass  wearables  technology  photography  camera  usability 
december 2013 by petej
Google Glass: Technology as Symbol | The Frailest Thing
"Glass has appeared at a moment already fraught with anxiety about privacy, and that was the case even before recent revelations about the extent and ubiquity of NSA surveillance. In other words, just when the fear of being watched, monitored, or otherwise documented has swelled, along comes a new technology in the shape of glasses, our most recognizable ocular technology, that aptly serves as an iconic representation of those fears. If our phones and browsers are windows into our lives, Glass threatens to make our gaze and the gaze of the watchers one and the same.

But remember the dual nature of potent symbols: we have other fears to which Glass may present itself as a remedy. We fear missing out on what transpires online, and Glass promises to bring the Internet right in front of our eyes so we will never have to miss anything again. We fear experiences may pass by without our documenting them, and Glass promises the power to document our experience pervasively. If we fear being watched, Glass at least allows us to feel as if we can join the watchers. And behind these particular fears are more primal, longstanding fears: the fear of loneliness and isolation, the fear of death, the fear of insecurity and vulnerability. Glass answers to these as well."
technology  GoogleGlass  wearables  fear  symbolism  surveillance  dctagged  dc:creator=SacasasMichael 
november 2013 by petej
Google Glass – hands-on review | Technology | guardian.co.uk
"Glasses used to be something that helped you see the world better. For the average person, Google Glass feels like something that would make you see the world less – and replace it with a world seen through a giant corporation's interests, funnelled through a tiny screen suspended above one eye."
technology  GoogleGlass  augmentedReality  wearables 
july 2013 by petej
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