To be honest, the second part of this post (the "recent developments" section) came to me before the introduction. Google Glass is a piece of technology I've been wanting to post about for a while and the A to Z Challenge seemed like an ideal spot, seeing as I've already proposed some controversial subjects in previous posts.
|Antonio Zugaldia, CC-BY-3.0, via Wikimedia Commons|
The problem? There is no way for someone else to tell if a person wearing the glasses is recording--which could mean your face is unwittingly being uploaded to Google's servers and could be played back by the person who recorded the footage, or, perhaps, by governments; facial recognition software could be applied to identify crowds of people just because someone walked through a busy location with Google Glass recording. There aren't any limits to when someone can record, either; imagine all the moments most people would absolutely not want saved for another person to see.
Google Glass is scheduled to arrive some time in 2014, according to the Executive Chairman of Google, Eric Schmidt.
Will you be wearing the new Google Glasses once they're released? If you run across someone wearing them, will you be worried?
-----The Golden Eagle