Skip to comments.Physical assault by McDonald's for wearing Digital Eye Glass
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 ...
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.
The Paris police would not press charges? Good grief. That’s appalling.
The one on the left looks like a Borg.
He probably had star trek in mind when he designed and invented it.
Why would they?
The victim is not a muslim.
...and he is Canadian...
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.
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.
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.
Wow, I guess that I have been fed a lie from the MSM and believed that France was more gallant than they really are.
I am not wasting my money going to Paris. Or McDonald’s.
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.
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.
In one of those photos, Perp 3 seems to wielding a samurai sword, lol.
He should send a write-up, with unredacted photos, to McDonald’s corporate.
McDonald’s “food” in Paris? In PARIS?!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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”
Makes no sense. Unless this is just excuse for harassing tourists.
If it's good in Bulgaria isn't it good in France?
What happens when the non-citizen defends hemselves by pounding the crap out of the attacker?
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.
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.
Otherwise, if you make it quick and don't do any permanent damage people tend not to see what happened.
Perhaps they didn’t want anyone to know that the quarter pounder is called a royal with cheese there.
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...
This looks more like a sales and marketing pitch.
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."