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Published:March 17th, 2013 13:01 EST
Video! Google Glass: Most Controversial High-Tech Gadget In History

Video! Google Glass: Most Controversial High-Tech Gadget In History

By Robert Paul Reyes

"Google Glass is an augmented reality wearable computer with a head-mounted display that is being developed by Google in the Project Glass research and development project. It takes a step further toward ubiquitous computing, which is the idea that the Internet and computers will be accessible anywhere at any time without having to use one`s hands. Google Glass displays information in a smartphone-like format hands-free, can interact with the Internet via natural language voice commands, and uses Google`s Android operating system."


"A group of anonymous online protestors are targeting Google and users of the search engine company`s soon-to-be released Google Glass in an attempt to censor the high-tech eyewear and also make a little money in the process.

The group known as `Stop The Cyborgs ` is fighting the algorithmic future one bit at a time,` according to its website banner."

Daily Mail

Google Glass ($1,500 a pop) won`t be available until later this year, but already there is opposition to this infernal contraption that empties our wallets, robs us of our humanity, and makes a mockery of the concept of privacy.

Is that cool geeky chick wearing Google Glass that`s hitting on you at a bar recording your every word and movement, and live streaming the encounter on the Internet?

In this brave new world Google vehicles travel every highway and byway photographing every building and house. It`s no use lying to your co-workers or acquaintances that you live in a split-level home with a pool and a deck. If you really live in run-down shack, it`s only a matter of time before they use Google Earth to find out what your house looks like.

It`s almost impossible to keep embarrassing incidents hidden; if somebody is curious about you they can spend only a few bucks to run a criminal history background check on you online. Or they can simply google you, and find out everything about you, from your favorite hobby to what size drawers you wear.

I realize that privacy is a quaint notion, and that my employer, friends and enemies know almost everything about me, but I, and millions of other individuals, draw the line at Google Glass.

I`ve resisted the temptation to run a Google vehicle off the road, and countless of times I`ve contained my anger when a clod talked loudly on his smartphone, but if I see a cyborg nerd outfitted with Google Glass I will go postal on him.

I will not consider anyone who wears the high-tech eyewear as human; they will be anathema to those of us who cherish our humanity.

The next step will be a Google chip implanted in our brains. It`s imperative that we fight now while we still have vestiges of our humanity.


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