What Are Google Glasses? Glasses developed by Google in the Project Glass development project. Use smartphone-like hands free technology. Google Glasses interact via voice commands.
What Can They Do? Features 5 megapixel camera 720p Video Capability Wi-Fi 12 GB usable memory 16GB flash Memory + Google Cloud Storage Blutooth GPS
Who Are Google Glasses For? Google is targeting their new glasses to anyone who is interested…but does that mean they are for everyone? Things to Consider: Price: $1,500 Not for individuals who already wear glasses. Easily damaged
Are Google Glasses Safe? NBC News technology reports that “On a help page for its futuristic Glass headgear, Google is warning potential users that it may cause eye strain or a headache, and recommends that children under 13 should not use it.” Many states are looking to ban the use of Google Glasses while driving.
Are Google Glasses an Invasion of Privacy? Some concerns have been raise about issues of privacy regarding Google Glasses due to: Secret video recording Secret photo taking Secret voice recording Google’s response to these claims: "We are not making any comment," -Google Spokesperson
Potential Issues? People can use theses glasses to stalk other people. Individuals could have photographs and video taken of them without their permission. Google Glasses could increase a persons chances of being in an automobile accident. Google Glasses could harm an individuals ocular development. Some argue that Google Glasses violate no texting while driving laws.
Potential Issues? Cont. True to its name and making a point, the 5 Point Cafe in tech-forward Seattle has preemptively banned the device's use, while other opponents are gearing up for a political fight. “I actually like the idea of the product and I believe it is the future, but last legislature we worked long and hard on a no-texting-and-driving law,” said Republican Gary Howell, West Virginia, who is proposing a ban on the device.
Where have Google Glasses Already Been Banned? Bars Strip Clubs Movie Theaters Casinos Cars http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/04/10/google- glass-banned_n_3039935.html For more specific cases click on the link below!
Summary In conclusion Google Glasses are not a safe item as of now. They are a great idea but there needs to be better execution of the product. There also needs to be certain policies in place to protect the right of privacy for everyone. Google Glasses
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