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What’s the Problem with Google Glass?

Anisse Gross on why Google Glass sparked a recent conflict at a San Francisco bar:

“Snapping with your smartphone gets a pass, whereas Glass often arouses suspicion. Part of the reason may be that Glass bypasses the familiar, disarming physical ritual of photography: when a person raises a camera, or a smartphone, everyone know what it means. Somehow an indicator light seems insufficient to overcome perceptions of Glass as furtive and dishonest.”

Photograph by Emiliano Granado.