Skip to comments.Google Glass attack: tech giant accused of ‘killing’ San Francisco (!)
Posted on 03/09/2014 11:44:10 AM PDT by Olog-hai
Sarah Slocum loves her Google Glass. She wears the gadget on her face for more than 12 hours a day and enjoys showing others how to use it. With the wink of an eye, she can take a picture or use her voice to command it to record video. The device is, she says, the future.
So it was with some shock that she discovered there are those who disagree. Rather forcibly, in fact. On a recent outing to a bar in San Francisco, the 34-year-old technology writer says she was attacked by people who told her F--- Google!, accused her of killing this city and ripped the hi-tech gear from her head.
The incident has become a touchstone for a wider debate in San Francisco, where a section of the otherwise tolerant, liberal and peace-loving population appears to have had enough of the inexorable march of technology. Bars and coffee shops have begun putting up signs banning Google Glass devices. Special buses that take employees to work in nearby Silicon Valley have been picketed. Hundreds of demonstrators recently gathered outside Twitters headquarters to protest about tax breaks for the company. And, most of all, there is anger over spiraling rents and evictions as young tech workers colonize previously low-income areas.
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Google seems to be becoming the Left’s next Standard Oil, Ma Bell, Coca Cola, Exxon, McDonalds, Halliburton. I hope they enjoy the attention.
> Would only be SF that wants squalor rather than an economy.
Unemployed people have more time for unnatural acts.
Unemployed people that get fed by the state ripping off the taxpayer, that is. What was it that Benjamin Franklin said about making people uncomfortable in their poverty . . . ?
You vote lib, you get lib. May they all reap what they sow.
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Another version of the story was that she went to a bar called Molotov’s in San Francisco, which was where this happened. I wonder if they serve Molotov cocktails there..............
Now that they are a big evil corporation like Microsoft who pull down billions of dollars a quarter in profits, they are not quite so adored by the San Francisco socialists anymore.
San Francisco is none of those things.
Some of the most violent, ideologically rigid and IN-tolerant people you will ever confront.
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Whenever I argue politics with gay acquaintances, I can reliably get a meltdown by pointing out that if history is a guide, gay people should be against big government, not for it.
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The odd and colorful homeless if all types capering and begging on the streets is probably a better tourist attraction than sensible industry-and SanFran has been a place to visit and watch the freak show for a long time...
The interesting part of the story is that people that were being filmed by surveillance cameras at the bar and filming her on their cellphones objected to being “spied on” by her google glasses. There’s not a lot of thinking things through in some people.
Anyone driving a car with that garbage on their face should go to jail!
MSM talks about the rift between Tea Party and GOP-e. The rift never involved slashing tires, showing up at opponents homes wearing hoods and carrying torches shouting we will not tolerate this anymore and spray painting the house “Tea Party” or “RINO” before the mask mob leaves. The fight between OWS wing of the Dem party and the DNC establishment will intensify after the 2014 elections if the GOP takes the House and Senate. It will be violent because the OWS wing is truly Communist Alinsky lead, and they are using income gap (poor Dems vs rich Dems). Oakland is the epicenter of the conflict and it will spread to the rich Dem centers of every major Dem controlled city. Keep an eye on the level of property damage. Property is the last line of personal safety. If the attacker breaches property, physical violence is not far behind. Dems kicking Dems. If the GOP is smart, keep out of it and let the Dems kill each other.
40 percent of US is hardcore Dem. Within the 40 parts the breakdown is 15 liberal whites; 12 black; 9 hispanic; 2 Asian; 2 Jewish. The primary group of rich Dems being beaten by OWS is white liberals, Asians and Jews.
Could be a bit of hyperbole going on here. I don’t see Google Glass laying waste to more than 50 or 60 blocks of downtown San Francisco. 100, tops.
Here's a challenge for you: read 1984 and look at the path you're going down.
If that proves a bit daunting for you, maybe you can struggle through the Cliff Notes.
SF won’t settle for anything less than becoming a 3rd world slum....How’s that for equality?
The article says, San Francisco, where a section of the otherwise tolerant, liberal and peace loving population
Then the article goes on to demonstrate that they are not liberal (in the real sense of the word) or peace loving. They are, instead, liberal in the modern political sense of not tolerating anybody different or more diverse than themselves. How can people maintain the cognitive dissonance of what they call San Franciscans who act this way and the way those same people actually act? Id simply describe them as entitled, angry people upset that there are those living around them making much more money and having way cooler gadgets. These same San Franciscans would be throwing their wooden shoes into the new mechanical looms that were taking their home weaving jobs. (The shoes were called sabot, hence the word sabotage.) What do you call throwing a brick through buss windows?
Dale, we’ve talked about this. Remember what the doctor said about your blood pressure? Deep breaths, dale, deep breaths.
What is going to be really interesting is when "Google Glasses" morph into "Google Implants" where a chip is installed somewhere on your body and it interfaces with your eyes and ears and allows you to record everything you see and hear and no one will know if someone is implanted.
The world will be very different the day that tech becomes mainstream...!
Angry liberals, who’d a thunk it!
I share the lefts feelings for Google though perhaps for different reasons. Can’t stand the statist bastards.
This is classic liberal class-envy in action. They just hate the fact that these people work for a successful growing company that is causing their city to get more affluent. Real estate prices are rising (which cause increase in rents) and their town is getting saturated with upscale eateries and shops that the aging hippies can't afford because either their welfare checks aren't enough or their daddy's trust funds are running dry.
The liberals just HATE these Google buses!
Oh, my goodness! I had no idea the busses were painted up with the corporate logos. That’s incredibly stupid. Give the situation, I’d have no identification on the busses whatsoever. They’d be non-descript. I might go so far as painting them prison grey and stenciling “Prisoner Transport’ on them.
Why would that be so terribly hard to understand?
Wasn't the city more interesting and lively in the past?
Even in places where I've lived gentrification isn't any unalloyed blessing by any means.
Are all the buses as old as the one in that picture? That one looks like 60s vintage to me.
This is because liberals are nasty, intolerant people who are jealous of anybody who appears to be doing better than them. Their real issue with the Google buses is that there is a group of people who are being treated well by their capitalist employer. And they can't have that!
We’re already in the post privacy society, everything else is just seasoning.
The bus in that picture looks like it dates back to the 1940s, just looking at the exterior.
Jim Goad didn’t call them “Bay Aryans” for nothing.
That one in particular looks late-1970s. The Leyland Olympian dates from about 79.
-— And, most of all, there is anger over spiraling rents and evictions as young tech workers colonize previously low-income areas. -—
Obviously real estate prices should be permanently fixed. Because... Uh... Just because.
and, yet, they keep voting for polices/taxes/regulations that help accelerate the rise in their rents...go figure
They forgot to mention SF kicked the google barge out. It was moved to Stockton last week.
Sort of a "New Orleans Mardi Gras-West", but year round, huh?
-— The interesting part of the story is that people that were being filmed by surveillance cameras at the bar and filming her on their cellphones -—
Don’t know if it’s true, but I heard that Glass uses facial recognition, so that by looking at a person you can get an instant biography. If true, it’s more than a bit creepy.
I'd like to know what's going on in those Google Mystery Barges
Weirder than that-MrT5 was stationed at the Presidio in the 80’s-I was here, as off post housing was budget busting-it was a show every time the soldiers they went off post to go to a restaurant, or shopping, in uniform or civvies, especially anywhere near the Castro district. Nearly every person he met who just went to SanFran as a tourist to see the Presidio also wanted to go to the Castro to see the flaming queens and all that...
I think that would largely depend on the cellphone you have it hooked to. It could do a facial rec against your FB/ Google+ friends, I suppose even hit major databases like IMDB on the off chance you’re meeting someone famous. It’s all about linked information, none of it is stuff you couldn’t already do with a smartphone, all the Glass does is provide another interface.
I would guess that a lot of them live in Section 8 housing, and pay no taxes. I took a look at a California Section 8 FAQ which I found for Santa Monica. A single person is eligible if he has an income under $29,550. He would pay 30% of his income for rent, with Section 8 making up the rest, BUT ONLY UP TO A MAX RENTAL amount.
If rents go up, a Section 8 renter may find himself with no available housing in the area, and have to move elsewhere.
What the SF Leftists are concerned about, is that SF might get to a tipping point where a majority of residents work in the private sector, and get fed up with how the Dem party is running the place.
“I’d like to know what’s going on in those Google Mystery Barges.”
Google had a tug tow that barge up the Delta into Stockton.
The people in Stockton acted like that was the most exciting thing to happen to them.
Wonder how long it will before a Googler gets mugged, stabbed, shot or all the above from just being in the Stockton port.
The Stockton port was so wild and wooly a couple of decades ago, Doctors, lawyers, accountants, pharmacists and other professionals often wore pistols at work and to and from their offices/work places back to their vehicles. Crime in Stockton during the Obzo era is much worse.
San Francisco has bigger problems than Google Glass. Or even Google. And has for a long time.
Dittos: “San Francisco is none of those things.
Some of the most violent, ideologically rigid and IN-tolerant people you will ever confront.”
These elite intolerant liberals have no problem telling us what to do 24/7 in our homes, workplaces and churches and monitoring us 24/7 to make sure we follow their demands.
However, they don’t want anyone to even monitor let alone record their behaviors.