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Physical assault by McDonald's for wearing Digital Eye Glass
Dr Steve Mann's blog ^ | July 16, 2012 | Steve Mann

Posted on 07/17/2012 9:32:41 AM PDT by taxcontrol

Digital Eye Glass I believe that Digital Eye Glass will ultimately replace glasses, and will help many people see better, and improve the quality of their lives through Augmediated Reality.

Personal introduction I wear a computer vision system, and carry a letter from my family physician, as well as documentation on this system when I travel.

I have worn a computer vision system of some kind for 34 years, and am the inventor of the technology that I wear and use in my day-to-day life.

Although it has varied over the last 34 years, I have worn the present embodiment of this system (pictured below) for 13 years. This simple design which I did in collaboration with designer Chris Aimone, consists of a sleek strip of aluminum that runs across the forehead, with two silicone nose pads. It holds an EyeTap device (computer-controlled laser light source that causes the eye itself to function as if it were both a camera and display, in effect) in front of my right eye. It also gives the wearer the appearance of having a "glass eye", this phenomenon being known as the "glass eye" effect (Presence Connect, 2002). Over the years the EyeTap has also therefore been known as the "Glass Eye" or "Eye Glass", or "Digital Eye Glass", using the word "Glass" in its singular form, rather than its plural form "Glasses" (See figure caption, "EyeTap digital eye glass", Aaron Harris/Canadian Press, Monday Dec. 22, 2003).

Recent news has described me as "the father of wearable computing" in the context of various commercially manufactured versions of similar eye glass, such as those made by companies like Google, Olympus, and the like (see below), so as this technology becomes mainstream, McDonald's might need to get used to

(Excerpt) Read more at eyetap.blogspot.com ...


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Computers/Internet; Health/Medicine; Science
KEYWORDS: disabilities; eyeware; vision
I found this interesting that a McDonald's in Paris would physically assault an individual even after receiving and reviewing a doctor's note explaining the medical device. Apparently this is an attempt to prevent recording.

Article is excerpted due to the large number of pictures and lenght of text.

Disclaimer to the blog police - this is not my blog and I thought the posting might prompt an interesting discussion.

1 posted on 07/17/2012 9:32:51 AM PDT by taxcontrol
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To: taxcontrol

The Paris police would not press charges? Good grief. That’s appalling.


2 posted on 07/17/2012 9:43:16 AM PDT by tioga ( ABO: Anybody. But. Obama. Coming in November, 2012.)
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To: taxcontrol

The one on the left looks like a Borg.


3 posted on 07/17/2012 9:45:33 AM PDT by ravager
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To: ravager

He probably had star trek in mind when he designed and invented it.


4 posted on 07/17/2012 9:47:24 AM PDT by RaisingCain
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To: tioga
The Paris police would not press charges? Good grief. That’s appalling.

Why would they?

The victim is not a muslim.

5 posted on 07/17/2012 9:49:20 AM PDT by null and void (Day 1273 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Heroes aren't made Frank, they're cornered...)
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To: null and void

...and he is Canadian...


6 posted on 07/17/2012 9:51:12 AM PDT by null and void (Day 1273 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Heroes aren't made Frank, they're cornered...)
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To: taxcontrol
I found this interesting that a McDonald's in Paris would physically assault an individual

I saw a moon worshiper punch a head scarf wearing women in the face in a Paris McDonald's in 94 or 95. No one blinked.

7 posted on 07/17/2012 9:55:33 AM PDT by Stentor (Former free citizen of the US. Currently subject of the same.)
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To: taxcontrol

I remember reading a short, sci-fi story about glass you wear that augment reality. In the story the glasses were designed to filter out anything that wasn’t politically correct.


8 posted on 07/17/2012 9:55:33 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: tioga
As my dad discovered when he was in the service, the French police do not "see" crimes committed by French citizens against foriegn nationals. The same goes for Greek police, and probably most continental police forces.

Good luck to this guy trying to get anything done about it. Also, is it wise to have something permanently attached to your head? If somebody REALLY wanted to get it loose they could, and the injury could be gruesome depending on how the widget is attached. I can also imagine a scenario where the widget could snag on something and entrap the head or worse (getting your permanently attached Geordi LaForge accessory caught on vehicle lift would really ruin your day). There should be some kind of safety disconnect.

9 posted on 07/17/2012 9:59:26 AM PDT by jboot
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To: Stentor

Wow, I guess that I have been fed a lie from the MSM and believed that France was more gallant than they really are.


10 posted on 07/17/2012 10:00:20 AM PDT by taxcontrol
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To: null and void

I am not wasting my money going to Paris. Or McDonald’s.


11 posted on 07/17/2012 10:06:44 AM PDT by tioga ( ABO: Anybody. But. Obama. Coming in November, 2012.)
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To: taxcontrol

and BTW, the victim should contact the president of the McDonald’s corporation with the information he has in his letter. I cannot believe they would not provide compensation for his damaged property.


12 posted on 07/17/2012 10:11:01 AM PDT by tioga ( ABO: Anybody. But. Obama. Coming in November, 2012.)
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To: ravager
If you look closely at the photos he posted, the veiled invasion extends well beyond the ZUS (751 no-go zones)and has deeply penetrated the tourist traps like this McDonalds on the Champs Elysees, Paris, France.

Also note the following:

"He angrily grabbed my eyeglass, and tried to pull it off my head. The eyeglass is permanently attached and does not come off my skull without special tools."
The potential for physical damage could have been far worse and makes me sick to my stomach that this act goes unpunished . . . the perpetrator of this assault should be behind bars.
13 posted on 07/17/2012 10:15:43 AM PDT by wtd
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To: taxcontrol

In one of those photos, Perp 3 seems to wielding a samurai sword, lol.


14 posted on 07/17/2012 10:17:30 AM PDT by risen_feenix
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To: taxcontrol

He should send a write-up, with unredacted photos, to McDonald’s corporate.


15 posted on 07/17/2012 10:23:34 AM PDT by dinodino
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To: taxcontrol

McDonald’s “food” in Paris? In PARIS?!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Nuken Futs?!!!!

But seriously, processed in “food” plants stuff masquerading as food should be avoided by evolved.

And ever noticed, that “food” you unwrap,never ever looks like the photographs on the menu? Need another clue...

The employees didn’t want that evidence recorded at any cost.

Kind of gives new meaning to a phrase:

“It’s a big sh..t sandwich, and we all have to take a bite from it” S. Kubrick “Full Metal Jacket”


16 posted on 07/17/2012 10:27:59 AM PDT by trotskylvalia (where nose meets the grindstone)
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To: taxcontrol
Odd - you'd think that the McDonald's menu was a top-secret document from these reactions to people with camera phones and, apparently, eyewear that has a "spy camera" appearance. What, are they afraid someone will deduce that the "Special Sauce" is Thousand Island Dressing?

Makes no sense. Unless this is just excuse for harassing tourists.

17 posted on 07/17/2012 10:31:23 AM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: taxcontrol
It seems to me that since each eatery is a "franchise" he could find the owner of that particular franchise by looking into the franchise licensees for the company.

@ McDonald's Names Bulgarian Franchisees

If it's good in Bulgaria isn't it good in France?

18 posted on 07/17/2012 10:44:03 AM PDT by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: jboot

What happens when the non-citizen defends hemselves by pounding the crap out of the attacker?


19 posted on 07/17/2012 10:49:46 AM PDT by meatloaf (Support Senate S 1863 & House Bill 1380 to eliminate oil slavery.)
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To: trotskylvalia

If they hadn’t castrated the space program starting in the 70’s there would probably be a McDonalds on the moon by now. The time back in the 90’s when I saw the one on the Champs Elysee in Paris (you know, the street they lined with trees because Germans prefer to march in the shade) there were always people lined up at the counter.


20 posted on 07/17/2012 10:51:39 AM PDT by katana (Just my opinions)
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To: taxcontrol

Wow, what douche bags. Of course I wouldn’t patronize a McD’s or any other fast food place while on vacation. My rule is if I can get at home, I don’t to that place elsewhere.


21 posted on 07/17/2012 11:02:59 AM PDT by CORedneck
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To: meatloaf
Depends who sees it, mostly. Get in a punch-up in front of the Gendarmie and you will experience French jail, even if you didn't start it. If you are a US serviceman, the MPs will stop by to get you out. Back in the day they'd drive you back to base and let you go with a stern warning. Not sure how it might work nowadays. Worse, I imagine.

Otherwise, if you make it quick and don't do any permanent damage people tend not to see what happened.

22 posted on 07/17/2012 11:42:59 AM PDT by jboot
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To: taxcontrol

Perhaps they didn’t want anyone to know that the quarter pounder is called a royal with cheese there.


23 posted on 07/17/2012 12:08:11 PM PDT by Manic_Episode (Tom Hoefling for President - 2012)
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To: Charles Martel
Odd - you'd think that the McDonald's menu was a top-secret document from these reactions to people with camera phones and, apparently, eyewear that has a "spy camera" appearance. What, are they afraid someone will deduce that the "Special Sauce" is Thousand Island Dressing? Makes no sense. Unless this is just excuse for harassing tourists.

Starting in 1972 I spent a month in France almost every year, mostly in or around Paris.
Being a lifetime photographer, I always had my camera. On my first few trips, I started taking pictures inside every McDonalds, and new ones as they popped up.
Never got beat up.

I guess I'm lucky to be alive.

Eventually, I was given a list of no-no things to photograph, including the highly secretive national police swat team as they traveled around Paris, but my greatest faux pas was unconsciously spending an entire afternoon in a strange neighborhood, full of anti-American grafitti and generally run down. Family had a hemorrage when I described the area to them : the muslim quarter. I will have to dig those photos out one of these days.

I have gotten wiser, the last 40 years...

24 posted on 07/17/2012 1:48:53 PM PDT by publius911 (Formerly Publius 6961, formerly jennsdad)
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To: taxcontrol

This looks more like a sales and marketing pitch.

Where is it written in the article that he contacted police?


25 posted on 07/17/2012 1:56:35 PM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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Where is it written in the article that he contacted police?

Near the end after the pics;

"I also contacted the Embassy, Consulate, Police, etc., without much luck."

26 posted on 07/18/2012 6:26:01 AM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (As long a hundred of us remain alive we will never on any condition be brought under Obama's rule.)
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