…I don’t know what to tell you about this Google Glass story.

It kind of lacks a clear-cut answer.

As if you needed another reason not to wear your dumb Google Glass in public—or ever, actually—an Ohio man claims he was yanked out of a movie theater and interrogated by federal agents, who believed he was illegally filming the movie with his face computer.

Let’s see… the cops apparently acted like cops increasingly do in this country (this is not a compliment); the movie theater chain doesn’t have a good policy on Google Glasses; and the guy walked into a movie theater wearing a video camera. Prescription or not… what the heck did he think was going to happen? – Which, again, doesn’t mean that the cops get to be overbearing, or the movie theater chains get to dither about the new technology. It just means that you should leave your head-mounted video cameras at home when you go out to the movies.  Or at least pack them away and wear your backup regular glasses.

I know, I know. First World Problems.

Moe Lane

7 thoughts on “…I don’t know what to tell you about this Google Glass story.”

  1. There’s but a single answer to Google Glass: Publicly shun those who wear it.
    It applies in all situations.
    It’s seriously cyberpunk levels of creepy.
    And I say this as someone who grew up in a small town (where privacy simply does not exist), and as someone who is on record that the “Constitutional Right to Privacy” does not exist.

    1. You can have sex with them though Luke. You can see what your “partner” sees and vice versa, you can compile the footage of both to have yourself a nice porn movie you can enjoy for up to 5 hours ( after which it is deleted) and which Jeff Bezos can enjoy forever.
      totally awesome right?

      1. Thanks for illustrating “cyberpunk levels of creepy” more graphically than I would have chosen to.
        I think.
        Off to find the brain-bleach!

  2. What I found of interest was the update from AMC at the end of the article, stating “The presence of this recording device prompted an investigation by the MPAA, which was on site. The MPAA then contacted Homeland Security, which oversees movie theft.” Movie theft is overseen by Homeland Security?

    1. International piracy: Homeland Security has jurisdiction through Immigration & Customs. Welcome to DC, where the turf wars are fought without quarter.

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