Glass surveillance & recording implications
Michael writes (re: someone recording a scene with Google Glass):
... isn't it the same as bystanders shooting video with their handhelds? That sort of footage has become de rigeur for news outlets.
I guess when you see someone wearing Google Glass, treat them as if they were holding up their cameras or phones.
There's a somewhat more surreptitious quality to wearing Glass, and that may be partially what bothers people to the point of anger — an intrusion of the sneaky surveillance that much of the public is now aware of.
Also, there's a big difference between recording, say, a street scene (like an accident or something), and the scene inside a bar or other establishment.
I think the ease of use and low profile of Glass raise a lot of new implications that our society has not encountered before. However, I expect even more surreptitious forms of electronic devices capable of recording audio and video to start becoming more accessible to the general public. After all, tiny "hidden cameras" have been in use by the news media for years.