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"...“A single search query within Google’s cloud—whether initiated by a publicly available search, or a federal...

"...“A single search query within Google’s cloud—whether initiated by a publicly available search, or a federal subpoena, or anything in between—will instantly bring up documentation of every word you’ve ever spoken within earshot of a Google Glass device.”

It’s a terrifying 1984-like vision where state surveillance isn’t forced upon us; we willingly and thoughtlessly collaborate to make it happen.

The power of information is only increasing, and in the wrong hands, could be devastating. At the same time, I wonder if in hindsight we’ll view such arguments as archaic—worries for generations that didn’t grow up with the Internet, smartphones, and social media recording everything from their first words to their 21st birthdays.

The definition of privacy has already changed drastically. Perhaps Google Glass is more movement along that same inexorable path. The fears are plausible, but the benefits outweigh them, and society adjusts. In either case, now is the time to start the conversation, not end it. We’ll know more when and if Google Glass and its kin move past the hype and hypothetical and into practical use."

..and thats coming from http://singularityhub.com/2013/04/18/anticipated-and-controversial-first-google-glass-devices-in-production

On the back of Katina and I saying this - http://media.uow.edu.au/news/UOW147704.html
http://media.uow.edu.au/news/UOW147704.html

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  1. I bet signwriters will be busy adding this http://goo.gl/wQ0wq to everywhere imaginable...

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  2. Well....perhaps in doing so though many businesses would also be shutting out their best customers...or perhaps even worse shutting out a whole generation of business by being seen to support an initiative that hadn't yet played out in public! Damned if you do and damned if you dont ...I'm sure Google has it well planned.

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