[Noisebridge-discuss] Google Glass at the space?
dean.mao at hackerdojo.com
Tue Apr 15 18:30:59 UTC 2014
I was just trying to make the parallel that NB's paranoia of Google Glass
is no different than typical American paranoia of terrorists based on skin
color. If we can see a video camera in the device, it must be bad right?
The people who secretly record others would not be using such a visible
and obvious camera.
On Tue, Apr 15, 2014 at 11:23 AM, Lupita Berries <garyberries at gmail.com>wrote:
> whoa. what did i just read
> On Tue, Apr 15, 2014 at 11:21 AM, Dean Mao <dean.mao at hackerdojo.com>wrote:
>> Yeah, I think most of the stigma against the google glass is a similar
>> stigma against the google busses. Wearing a Google glass flags you as a
>> bourgeoisie. It's strange to discuss it here at NB where there's probably
>> a higher percentage of high-wage tech people here than most places, if you
>> subtract the homeless who sleep at NB.
>> It's weird to be paranoid about the glass since it has an obvious video
>> camera on it. It's like how many americans are paranoid about
>> brown-skinned people because they are a similar race as many terrorists in
>> the middle east. They must be terrorists if they have brown skin right? I
>> feel especially sorry toward the Sikhs who wear a turban and probably look
>> the most like a terrorist even though there hasn't been any Sikhs who have
>> committed terrorism.
>> On Tue, Apr 15, 2014 at 10:19 AM, Adrian Chadd <adrian.chadd at gmail.com>wrote:
>>> On 15 April 2014 10:14, Dean Mao <dean.mao at hackerdojo.com> wrote:
>>> > So I've used the Glass before, and it's not something that is
>>> > recording. If people wanted to record other people secretly, there
>>> are so
>>> > many other gadgets out there that will do it too. It feels weird to
>>> ban one
>>> > specific gadget on the basis of a capability that is not used very
>>> > If NB was actually worried about people recording each other, they
>>> > ban smartphones since the video cam on phones are used more often than
>>> > other gadget in existence.
>>> And not just that:
>>> There's quite a few recording watches that you can buy.
>>> Healthy paranoia is healthy. But this focus on Glass reeks of
>>> something else. It's an obvious social status indicator and it almost
>>> "feels" like you're being watched. (Heh, get it? I said watch. Like a
>>> time-keeping device.Blah, whatever. You get the idea.) It has a lot of
>>> stigma against it and it's very public.
>> Dean Mao
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