[Noisebridge-discuss] Google Glass at the space?

Dean Mao dean.mao at hackerdojo.com
Tue Apr 15 18:21:37 UTC 2014

Yeah, I think most of the stigma against the google glass is a similar
stigma against the google busses.  Wearing a Google glass flags you as a
bourgeoisie.  It's strange to discuss it here at NB where there's probably
a higher percentage of high-wage tech people here than most places, if you
subtract the homeless who sleep at NB.

It's weird to be paranoid about the glass since it has an obvious video
camera on it.  It's like how many americans are paranoid about
brown-skinned people because they are a similar race as many terrorists in
the middle east.  They must be terrorists if they have brown skin right?  I
feel especially sorry toward the Sikhs who wear a turban and probably look
the most like a terrorist even though there hasn't been any Sikhs who have
committed terrorism.

On Tue, Apr 15, 2014 at 10:19 AM, Adrian Chadd <adrian.chadd at gmail.com>wrote:

> On 15 April 2014 10:14, Dean Mao <dean.mao at hackerdojo.com> wrote:
> > So I've used the Glass before, and it's not something that is constantly
> > recording.  If people wanted to record other people secretly, there are
> so
> > many other gadgets out there that will do it too.  It feels weird to ban
> one
> > specific gadget on the basis of a capability that is not used very often.
> > If NB was actually worried about people recording each other, they should
> > ban smartphones since the video cam on phones are used more often than
> any
> > other gadget in existence.
> And not just that:
> http://www.banggood.com/SC-Leather-Belt-Camera-Watch-Video-HD-PC-Webcam-Function-Support-32GB-TF-Card-p-921690.html
> There's quite a few recording watches that you can buy.
> Healthy paranoia is healthy. But this focus on Glass reeks of
> something else. It's an obvious social status indicator and it almost
> "feels" like you're being watched. (Heh, get it? I said watch. Like a
> time-keeping device.Blah, whatever. You get the idea.) It has a lot of
> stigma against it and it's very public.
> -a

Dean Mao
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