[LINK] Google Glass Explorer Community

Roger Clarke Roger.Clarke at xamax.com.au
Wed Feb 19 19:27:01 AEDT 2014

[Comments at the end]

>Google Glass Explorers
>Our Glass Explorer community, which consists of people from all 
>walks of life, actively participates in shaping the future of Glass.
>With new technology comes new questions, and our Explorers help to 
>answer those questions.  ...
>  ... We asked some long-time Explorers for their advice, and here it is:
>Ask for permission. Standing alone in the corner of a room staring 
>at people while recording them through Glass is not going to win you 
>any friends (see Don'ts #4). The Glass camera function is no 
>different from a cell phone so behave as you would with your phone 
>and ask permission before taking photos or videos of others. ...
>Be creepy or rude (aka, a "Glasshole"). Respect others and if they 
>have questions about Glass don't get snappy. Be polite and explain 
>what Glass does and remember, a quick demo can go a long way. In 
>places where cell phone cameras aren't allowed, the same rules will 
>apply to Glass. If you're asked to turn your phone off, turn Glass 
>off as well. Breaking the rules or being rude will not get 
>businesses excited about Glass and will ruin it for other Explorers.


The Google Glass world hasn't got very far yet, has it.

There's not a sign in here of things like:
-   distracted glassy-eyed drivers / riders / walkers are a danger
     to themselves and to others
-   use of distracting technologies is illegal in a variety of
     circumstances, not least when driving a car
-   many people who come into your field of view have something to hide.
     Some of those people and what they have to hide deserves little
     sympathy (although they may not see it that way).  But many people
     have very good (in all senses of the word) reasons for not wanting
     to have their presence, appearance and/or behaviour transmitted or
-   people in your field of view have no way of knowing whether you are
     using any form of transmission or recording technology
-   in many of its forms, a wearcam is a form of 'optical surveillance
     device' which is subject to a variety of laws (the term used in the
     applicable legislation may vary)
-   where data is transmitted or stored, it may well be 'personal data'
     and hence may well be subject to a variety of laws (the term used in
     the applicable legislation may vary)

That's all purely off the top of the head, and I've yet to perform 
the analysis, expose it to review, etc., i.e. I've highly probably 
missed some further, pretty crucial aspects that are way beyond what 
these pioneer turkeys are up to.

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