Mechanical by Bruno Flexer

Mechanical by Bruno Flexer
Mechanical by Bruno Flexer

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Science Fiction in Real Life - Google Glass

So, it has come to that. A man has been interrogated for going to a movie with Google Glass. Horrible? Invasion of Privacy? Violation of his Basic Human Rights?

Every person has right to use what is essentially a smartphone, with all the capabilities of a smartphone, and people have been using smartphones for years.

Actually, this is a glimpse of things to come and how little are we prepared for them. We are only now starting to understand the threats wearable (implanted ?!?) Internet connected devises pose to us, our security and our privacy.

That's right. The security and privacy of those who DON'T use such devices.

Think about it. The person you are talking to, who is also connected to the Internet by a device such as Google Glass, can take a photo of you, run a facial recognition program and find out who and what you are, where you're living and what's your credit status without you even knowing it.

The person using Google Glass can upload photos or videos of you without you ever knowing it.

The person using Google Glass can learn what are your hobbies, habits, family members and even what sites you frequent, just by running an ID scan on your photo and accessing online Google data, for instance. And they KNOW what sites you frequent ...

What can we do about it? What are the dangers?

This has yet to be explored. For know, just knowing about it is a good start.

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