Jenise wrote:Per eater.com, patrons wearing the eyewear known as Google Glass are being forced to remove the glasses or leave:
Soon after tech writer Sarah Slocum was attacked for wearing Google Glass (she called it a "hate crime"), SFist reports that bars in the city are now banning the nerd trophies. Over at the Willows, the gastropub has put up a sign that specifically bans Google Glass. Based on one angry Yelper's review, the ban has been in place since at least last week. Servers apparently enforce the policy and according the review: "if glasses aren't removed no service." Molotov's — the dive bar where Slocum was attacked — has also barred recording on the premises (signage does not specifically mention Google Glass, however).
The strategy of banning Google Glass has also taken hold in Seattle, where restaurant owner David Meinert seems to be leading the charge in anti-Google Glass policies. Back in March, his 5 Point Cafe caused a stir by preemptively banning the creepy wearable computer device. In November, Meinert's Lost Lake Cafe and Lounge kicked out a diner for wearing Google Glass and instituted a policy that asks customers to refrain from any video recording. As early as April, the devices have been banned at strip clubs and casinos, too.
Mike Filigenzi wrote:Wow - I'm way behind on this. I hadn't even considered the possibilities of Google Glass in strip clubs.
Jeff Grossman/NYC wrote:A friend of mine believes it is inevitable that people will video-document their entire lives. For reference, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lifelog
Peter May wrote:Couple of months ago I was getting of a tube train in London and stepping towards me to board was a man with a lifelogging camera clipped to his chest.
I felt uncomfortable and in some way - illogically - assaulted.
I know one has no right to not being photographed in public places and I well know that we in the UK are the most photographed population with almost blanket coverage by security cameras in public areas and private cameras in shops and restaurants, but all the same.
It's something we'll have to deal with.
Jeff Grossman/NYC wrote: I expect this is how most people, myself included, will react to lifeloggers for quite a while to come.
Redwinger wrote:Glassholes pretty well sums it up for me. Well, except for that strip club part.
I cannot begin to fathom how people can be so self-absorbed to think their lives are so damn interesting.
Karen/NoCA wrote: One should never assume why someone is doing something or lump everyone in the same category with a derogatory name.
Karen/NoCA wrote: a bicyclist, who was touring the area, had a video camera mounted on bars that extended from the back of his bike, up over his head. He was logging the entire journey. I had never seen that type of video set-up before.