Google Glass to ban facial recognition apps over privacy concerns

By David Tom
Jun 3, 2013
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  1. Wearable is being heralded as the next big thing and Google Glass is certainly one of the main driving forces behind this movement. But in addition to the steep $1,500 price tag attached to these futuristic glasses during the Explorer...

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  2. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,274   +259

    This is a bit of a shame for me. I was hoping to get a pair to help with relationship management. I'm so bad with names that this would have been an ideal use for me.
    JC713 likes this.
  3. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 2,831   +707

    You don't need to spend $1500 to remember names, you can jot them down on a pad and that would cost you $1.50, pen included. If I spent $1500 on Google's Glasses I'd sure like my creditors forget my name.
    avoidz and coppersloane like this.
  4. Saintnsinner

    Saintnsinner Newcomer, in training Posts: 56   +11

    If you were single it would helped keep track of all the women you dated. There's nothing worse then that awkward morning after, "what was your name again" moment.
    bielius likes this.
  5. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,775   +1,429

    If you are too lazy to do as Skidmarksdeluxe mentioned, Google Glass will not help. lol
  6. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,274   +259

    There are some jobs where you may interact with many people and sometimes those interactions are far between. Let's say I then go to a conference where I know at least 100 people I've interacted with before from different companies will also be attending. Wouldn't it be great to walk up to any of these people and know where we've crossed paths and what organization/department they belong/belonged to?
  7. p51d007

    p51d007 TechSpot Booster Posts: 293   +39

    Google bans it.....yeah, that will work....NOT.
    About 2 seconds after it is released to the masses, someone will hack it to allow side loading, and that's all it will take.
  8. coppersloane

    coppersloane TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 108   +33

    Love reading the ridiculous hypothetical scenarios people are concocting here as to how Glass could make your life better. Keep trying.
  9. coppersloane

    coppersloane TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 108   +33

    If anyone wearing this device identifies me or any of my family, I'll be suing the hell out of Google, and the individual. I'm ready for it.
    avoidz likes this.
  10. MilwaukeeMike

    MilwaukeeMike TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 2,022   +684

    You do know that this device does sit right in front of the most effective facial recognition system in existence right now, that being the eyes and brain. I could see the fear though if you're in the witness protection program or something. :)

    Remember that funny commercial where the guy is speed dating and gets constantly caught in his lies by the girl because she's got a super fast smartphone and she's checking his facebook? I could see Glass helping out in a situation like that.
  11. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,775   +1,429

    Hahaha

    Facebook is evil! Google Glass is evil!
    Don't look in the mirror, and we will never see the root of all evil.

    I believe everything has potential for good or evil, it all depends on our(aka: everyone) intentions of usage.
     
  12. PC nerd

    PC nerd TechSpot Booster Posts: 320   +36

    Who is dumb enough to buy this crap?

    $1500 is a lot of money to pay, just to look like an *****. I can do it for free.
    avoidz likes this.
  13. avoidz

    avoidz TechSpot Maniac Posts: 454   +54

    Don't reckon you'd have much chance on getting a date wearing one of those things.
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  14. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,409   +835

    Relax, once you've been as bad with names as I am, for as many decades as I have, you'll develop workarounds....;)

    I won't matter. The glasses will come with an "inflatable date", and the glasses will provide a lifelike 3D overlay in the heads up display.

    Best date you ever had, and she won't be able to out eat you at the restaurant.

    The deluxe version will contain no messy algorithms related to moral standards.

    "The face of an angel, the soul of a pornstar", who could ask for more, Code name: "Pinocchiette".....


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