“Recently a Seattle bar has pre-emptively banned Google Glass from its premises, generating mixed reactions online, but also raising questions about whether they will present a privacy concern when used in public spaces,” Jack Purcher reports for Patently Apple.
“The 5 Point Café made its intentions clear with a post on its Facebook page that stated: ‘For the record, The 5 Point is the first Seattle business to ban in advance Google Glasses. And ass kickings will be encouraged for violators,’ it said alongside a graphic of an eye adorned with the glasses, and a red cross struck through,” Purcher reports. “Once the dialog gets going, we begin to see that Google Glass may not be that cool in many circles in the future. Couriers, visitors, janitors all of a sudden become a threat to businesses as these people get into various offices, have access to files late at night and Google Glasses can go live to whoever is wanting information on their competitors.”
Purcher writes, “Another point in the noted article above stated that we shouldn’t ‘be surprised when those on the sexual offenders’ list in most states are banned from owning/wearing Google Glasses as part of their punishment.’ Some have questioned if Google Glass could be banned in Casinos. And the more the wheels begin to turn you know that the list of those who won’t want Google Glass around them or their offices is going to grow exponentially.”
Much more in the full article here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Brawndo Drinker” for the heads up.]