Clearly many of you do not even know how the device operates.
If you are taking a picture or capturing video, it will be obvious either through hand gestures (taps and swipes to the right side of the device) or voice commands. You could have it set up to take a picture by way of an exaggerated wink, bu you still need a tap to get it started.
I have found that it's easier for me to tilt my head back and say "OK, Glass, get me directions to [insert address]" and let it give e tur-by-turn directions via the device and not my phone. (With earbuds in my ear, I don't have to worry about noise from the road, vehicle or music interfering.) The map only shows up just before an intersection or turn, so it isn't overtly intrusive.
While I am driving, with just a tap, I can have it read a message or news story to me. Admittedly, the stunted voice of the computer is a bit jarring. But my ears are on the story, and my eyes on the road and traffic.
Maybe the problem with Glass is that people just don't know enough about how it works. If true, then perhaps the good folks at Google should spend more time educating us about what it is, and is not, than admonishing Geeks to not be Geeks.
I think the reporter got it wrong when he said Hayden was talking about Snowden as "likely to become an alcoholic who was 'isolated, bored, lonely and depressed'". Hayden probably said that because of Snowden, Hayden is likely to become an alcoholic who was isolated, bored, lonely and depressed.
Mike, I respect both you and Paul Krugman very highly. In your own ways, you both speak to power as it often needs to be spoken to. But in this case, I think you expect an economist like Mr. Krugman to have an axe to grind where you wouldn't expect an economist to have one.
"The big talk about TPP isn’t that silly. But my starting point for things like this is that most conventional barriers to trade — tariffs, import quotas, and so on — are already quite low, so that it’s hard to get big effects out of lowering them still further."
In other words, from the economic side, it's hard to show any big gains.
Which means that TPP is really only being negotiated so the IP industries can get their way without the messy business of having to buy off politicians in every country.
Google allows you to put in second factor authentication on accounts. The feds can have all the passwords they want, but they need the Google authenticator set up and approved. Too bad MS doesn't as well.
As Jane Mayer at the New Yorker recently explained, the metadata issue is the one we should be most frightened about:
“The public doesn’t understand,” [mathematician and
former Sun Microsystems engineer Susan Landau] told me,
speaking about so-called metadata. “It’s much more
intrusive than content.” She explained that the
government can learn immense amounts of proprietary
information by studying “who you call, and who they
call. If you can track that, you know exactly what is
happening—you don’t need the content.”
If I am not allowed to know of the existence of the program, and if I am not allowed to know that the government has its own secret interpretation of the laws, then how have my civil liberties been guaranteed?
The truth is, they have not. In fact, my civil liberties have been run over by a huge bulldozer known as the NSA.