Facebook launches $299 Ray-Ban Stories smart glasses

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  • Reply 21 of 28
    This is too blatantly stupid to be a serious product, just a way to slightly warm the water on the way towards boiling totalitarianism.
    Totalitarianism? Why not just go full "apocalypse"?
    williamlondonwatto_cobra
  • Reply 22 of 28
    Over £400 extra for prescriptions lens with it ouch!
    watto_cobra
  • Reply 23 of 28
    Facebook says the glasses play a shutter sound and flash an LED any time a photo is taken. This is meant to alert people around you of the captured photo or video to ease people's mistrust of face-mounted cameras.

    "Tampering with this light is against our terms of service," Facebook says. It's not clear how the company will enforce this, or even know that it's happening.
    I can virtually guarantee that this functionality will be hacked at some point to remove both the sound and the light.  In addition, ways will probably be found to disguise the cameras themselves.  The question is not "if", but "when".

    Of course, this problem exists today.  Anyone who wants to can set their phone to record video and put it in a short pocket so that the camera is exposed.
    patchythepiratewilliamlondonwatto_cobra
  • Reply 24 of 28
    gatorguygatorguy Posts: 23,302member
    eriamjh said:
    Reminder: 
    https://www.hongkiat.com/blog/bizarre-google-glass-stories/

    Does no one remember anything?

    Yup, people were irrationally afraid of what they didn't understand. Things have gotten a little better since with a few followup smartglasses making it to market and allaying some of the worst misunderstandings. Perhaps by the time Apple Glass and Google Glass 3 (yes there is a version 2) arrive for consumers there will be a better and more honest discussion of both the pros and cons, what they do and what they don't.
    edited September 10 watto_cobra
  • Reply 25 of 28
    The big unaddressed privacy problem is the one Zimmie brings up - wtf about people who don't want their privacy violated by having their picture taken without permission, and then posted online for the whole world to see?
    Because you can’t already do that with your phone? 
    Sure you could tape your phone to your forehead and record/stream everything you see all day long but thats not what we're talking about here. Next question?
    patchythepiratewilliamlondonwatto_cobra
  • Reply 26 of 28
    gatorguygatorguy Posts: 23,302member
    The big unaddressed privacy problem is the one Zimmie brings up - wtf about people who don't want their privacy violated by having their picture taken without permission, and then posted online for the whole world to see?
    Because you can’t already do that with your phone? 
    Sure you could tape your phone to your forehead and record/stream everything you see all day long but thats not what we're talking about here. Next question?
    People are taking photos pretty much everywhere I go. Restaurants, clubs, bars, walking on the street....
    Heck, I carry a DSLR into a few clubs and invited to do so.
    fastasleep
  • Reply 27 of 28
    gatorguy said:
    eriamjh said:
    Reminder: 
    https://www.hongkiat.com/blog/bizarre-google-glass-stories/

    Does no one remember anything?

    Yup, people were irrationally afraid of what they didn't understand. Things have gotten a little better since with a few followup smartglasses making it to market and allaying some of the worst misunderstandings. Perhaps by the time Apple Glass and Google Glass 3 (yes there is a version 2) arrive for consumers there will be a better and more honest discussion of both the pros and cons, what they do and what they don't.
    Do you not find it a bit arrogant to assume that you're right about something because you assume that the people who disagree with you are "irrationally afraid"?? Especially when you conveniently ignore the very rational concerns regarding privacy and surveillance, not to mention the glasshole types that write bad reviews of restaurants because they aren't 'Glass friendly.'
    watto_cobra
  • Reply 28 of 28
    The big unaddressed privacy problem is the one Zimmie brings up - wtf about people who don't want their privacy violated by having their picture taken without permission, and then posted online for the whole world to see?
    Because you can’t already do that with your phone? 
    Sure you could tape your phone to your forehead and record/stream everything you see all day long but thats not what we're talking about here. Next question?
    Why does it have to be taped to your forehead? Why does it have to be a phone? There are many, many ways to capture imagery of people all day long surreptitiously that doesn't involve either of those things. 
    williamlondonwatto_cobra
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