Quoted: Google tells Glass users not to be 'creepy'

“Don’t be creepy or rude (aka, a ‘Glasshole’).”

Google, which has published a guide of do’s and don’ts for Explorers, or early users of Glass. There has been backlash against or criticism about the Internet-connected, camera-equipped glasses almost from the very start: Some have questioned how useful and necessary they are; some places have banned the devices because of privacy concerns; some Glass wearers have been ticketed or questioned by authorities. There’s even a Stop the Cyborgs group. But some have found Glass useful; testers include police and fire departments, and those who want to … um, enhance sexual experiences. (Hey, the Google guide does urge Explorers to “explore” and “be active.”) Other tips from the guide: Don’t “glass-out”: “If you find yourself staring off into the prism for long periods of time you’re probably looking pretty weird to the people around you. So don’t read ‘War and Peace’ on Glass.”

 

Photo: Google co-founder Sergey Brin wears Glass. (Associated Press archives)

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