Google Glass: Here come the warnings
Wednesday, March 20 2013 | 00 h 00 min | News
It happens with all technological innovations. After the initial excitement come the questions and concerns. It seems that the Google Glass augmented reality glasses are no different.
On March 4, Sina Fateh, ophthalmologist specialized in new technologies, and Steve Mann, professor at the University of Toronto, filled an entire page of Forbes Magazine with their concerns. The main issue: the risk of visual confusion caused by Google Glass’s single screen above one eye, which could lead to misalignment of the eyes. “The problem is that you have two eyes and the brain hates seeing one image in front of one eye and nothing in front of the other,” Fateh explained. On the defensive, Google said that Google Glasses were designed for micro-use rather than extended wear.
Furthermore, at Seattle’s 5 Point Café, the concern is with the preservation of privacy. The owner has already banned the use of Google Glasses on the premises, afraid the glasses will be used to film his patrons without their knowledge.