Google Glass ban list grows; top 10 places banning Google Glass

“Google Glass hasn’t even hit shelves and it’s already getting banned,” Albert Costill reports for Search Engine Journal.

“Google Glass can best be described as a wearable computer with an optical head-mounted display (OHMD),” Costill reports. “By using voice commands the glasses can take pictures, videos and essentially do everything else that you could on Google.”

Costill reports, “Google Glass has already received a number of pre-bans at certain places. Don’t be surprised if the number of locations continue to increase, but for now, here are the top 10 places that have banned Google Glass.”

Top 10 Places that Have Banned Google Glass:
10. Banks/ATMs
9. Sports Arenas/Concert Venues
8. Locker Rooms/Dressing Rooms
7. Movie Theaters
6. Vehicles
5. Hospitals
4. Classrooms
3. Strip Clubs
2. Casinos
1. Bars

Read more in the full article here.

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  1. I can’t wait until the stories start rolling in about people wearing these and getting slugged by someone for standing behind them at the ATM or doing any other number of things.

  2. I don’t plan on talking to ANYONE wearing glasses that can record every little thing that comes out of my obnoxious mouth.

    The only people that get a pass are doctors/surgeons, cops (let’s pray they don’t start wearing them, but color me surprised if they don’t), and car mechanics

  3. What would you all be saying if the product in question was called Apple iGlass?

    Why wouldn’t these same places also ban smartphones, since all the same functionality is right there in your handheld device, almost as easily hidden from unsuspecting victims.

    1. If you used your brain, you’d be aware that there are plenty of places that restrict the use of smartphones.
      Anyone using a smartphone in a bank, or at an ATM, who looks like they’re recording, or taking photos, will be spoken to, cinemas ban the use for filming, many workplaces ban them, for security reasons, including where I work. Some concert venues will make you put your phone away, if they think you’re taking photos, as will theatres.
      That big, glowing screen is a dead give-away, is it not?
      Or hadn’t you thought of that?

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