Take Your Google Glassing Elsewhere, Mister!

Man thrown out of diner for wearing Google Glass may prove the latest tech vs. privacy flashpoint

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Developer Maximiliano Firtman wears the prototype device Google Glass before a news conference ahead of the 2013 RigaComm event in Riga November 4, 2013.

Mobile phones, digital cameras and laptops have all stoked debates on the sphere of privacy — and now it seems Google Glass is set to become the focus of such disputes.

Nick Starr, one of the early adopters of the eyewear technology, became an involuntary guinea pig for these feuds when he was asked to remove his Glass or leave while supping at a diner in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood, reports The Verge.

“I would love an explanation, apology,” an upset Starr wrote on Facebook.

The clarification arrived in a later Forbes interview with the establishment owner’s business partner, Jason Lajeunesse.

“It’s one thing to take out a camera and capture a moment, people see you doing it, they have a chance to step out if they want to. With Glass people don’t have a chance to do that. We want our customers to feel comfortable, not like they’re being watched.”

Prepare your own standpoints, as Google Glass is expected to enter mass production next year.

[The Verge]