[Noisebridge-discuss] Google Glass at the space?

Dean Mao dean.mao at hackerdojo.com
Tue Apr 15 18:30:59 UTC 2014

I was just trying to make the parallel that NB's paranoia of Google Glass
is no different than typical American paranoia of terrorists based on skin
color.  If we can see a video camera in the device, it must be bad right?
 The people who secretly record others would not be using such a visible
and obvious camera.

On Tue, Apr 15, 2014 at 11:23 AM, Lupita Berries <garyberries at gmail.com>wrote:

> 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 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
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