[Noisebridge-discuss] Google Glass at the space?
garyberries at gmail.com
Tue Apr 15 18:23:15 UTC 2014
whoa. what did i just read
On Tue, Apr 15, 2014 at 11:21 AM, Dean Mao <dean.mao at hackerdojo.com> wrote:
> 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
>> > 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
>> > If NB was actually worried about people recording each other, they
>> > ban smartphones since the video cam on phones are used more often than
>> > other gadget in existence.
>> And not just that:
>> 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.
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