Posted 6 months ago on May 31, 2013, 5:08 a.m. EST by nixiesauer
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Tech Breakthrough or Privacy Nightmare
When I read about the new Google Glass -- the Internet-connected computer screen that you wear like eyeglasses or attach to them -- I was amazed by the new technological possibilities -- and also appalled by the potential for new invasions of privacy as Glass wearers take them everywhere. In fact, new laws are probably being crafted as you read this to respond to Google Glass and its progeny because of the privacy concerns about this new technology.
By now, probably most people have heard about Google Glass, but just in case you haven't, here's a brief recap of what it does. Basically, the Glass is a wearable computer that allows users to take pictures, record videos, send messages, obtain weather forecasts, and get directions -- all without using their hands. It's a little like wearing a very small flash drive above your eyes. These glasses are even available on a headset that comes in five colors -- gray, orange, black, white, and light blue, and they can attach to your glasses, as described on the tech-specs.com blog.
The devices uses voice recognition to take commands and display information you can see through the glass piece, such as when you say: "take a photo". Now there is even a new app, developed by Mike DiGiovanni of Roundarch, which will let you take photos just by blinking your eyes.
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