Skip to comments.Disruptions: At Odds Over Privacy Challenges of Wearable Computing
Posted on 05/26/2013 5:47:47 PM PDT by BenLurkin
Last year, after Google unveiled its wearable computer, I had a brief opportunity to test it and was awe-struck by the potential of this technology.
A few months later, at a work-related party, I saw several people wearing Glass, their cameras hovering above their eyes as we talked. I was startled by how much Glass invades peoples privacy, leaving them two choices: stare at a camera that is constantly staring back at them, or leave the room. ... Apple is also working on wearable computing products, filing numerous patents for a heads-up display and camera. The company is also expected to release an iWatch later this year. And several other start-ups in Silicon Valley are building products that are designed to capture photos of peoples lives.
But what about people who dont want to be recorded? Dont they get a say?
Deal with it, wearable computer advocates say. When youre in public, youre in public. What happens in public, is the very definition of it, said Jeff Jarvis, the author of the book Public Parts and a journalism professor at the City University of New York. I dont want you telling me that I cant take pictures in public without your permission.
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I liked the wearable gizmo that was described in MAKE magazine, that was built into a hoodie sweatsuit. Push the hidden button and it would send the “turn off” IR code for every TV set known to man...nice way to decrease the noise level in a bar ;-)
Not really a problem.
Carry a squirt gun and a heavy duty magnet.-
Tell the invasive computer wearer that if he does not go away from your personal space you will soak his device and fry it or take out your magnet and ruin his hard drive. His choice.
You are the best, I will be picking up these items before my next treck out.
my son went through JR HIGH and HIGHSCHOOL with a wrist watch he could use to change channels.
I’d buy one.
What people need to understand is that this technology is here to stay and the deployment of it will only accelerate. In the not too distant future, virtually every moment of our public lives will be recorded and trackable. So if you bring your mistress to Las Vegas for a long weekend, it will soon no longer stay in Vegas. Your wife, or I should say, your soon-to-be-ex wife, will be able to call up your every movement by doing a search for you on the many millions of cameras that will soon exist in and around Las Vegas.
Wearing your bangs so they cover one eye fools a lot of face-recognition software. There was also a research project some guy did on make-up patterns that could fool the software.
The new ones use the patterns of the veins in your forehead from their heat signature. What would you do there?
Also, these cameras are more than just public recorders...they also get to convey the party message as people see landmarks and statues etc as people are seeing them for the first time.
If you can control the message as someone is forming a memory, you can control the recollection and the opinions formed. Very tough to reverse.
“TV Be Gone” I think that was called.
Your own hat filled with IR LEDs? That will “jam” low-light cameras at night, dunno about daytime.
I’m always looking for more reasons to never leave my house anyway. :p
you can drain and excise a vein from anywhere in your body ~ plastic vein surgery will become popular
You will have to move them all...not just one.
There is an old Star Trek episode built around the concept of a central computer driven neural net that keeps editing out thoughts and people as the power slowly fails. After each update, history is rewritten to match current approved views.
The rude sobs who wear these things are twisted freaks, in my humble opinion.
I see a whole new medical specialty in the removal of Google Glasses from the lower intestines and rectums of their users...