Google Denies That Glass Explorers Are ' Technology-Worshipping Geeks, ' And Debunks Other Common Myths
"Myths can be fun, but they can also be confusing or unsettling," Google writes on its Glass Google + page. "And if spoken enough, they can morph into something that resembles fact. (Side note: did you know that people used to think that travelling too quickly on a train would damage the human body?) "
Some of these myths range from, "Glass Explorers are technology-worshipping geeks" to "Glass is banned... EVERYWHERE. "
All in all, Google stresses the fact that Glass is still in its prototype stage and is not quite ready for prime time. It also debunked rumours that Glass Explorers are tech nerds, pointing out that they come from all walks of life.
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The Top 10 Google Glass Myths
Mr. Rogers was a Navy SEAL. A tooth placed in soda will dissolve in 24 hours. Gators roam the sewers of big cities and Walt Disney is cryogenically frozen. These are just some of the most common and — let's admit it — awesome urban myths out there.
Myths can be fun, but they can also be confusing or unsettling. And if spoken enough, they can morph into something that resembles fact. (Side note: did you know that people used to think that travelling too quickly on a train would damage the human body?)
In its relatively short existence, Glass has seen some myths develop around it. While we are flattered by the attention, we thought it might make sense to tackle them, just to clear the air. And besides, everyone loves a good list:
Myth 1 – Glass is the ultimate distraction from the real world
Myth 2: Glass is always on and recording everything
Myth 3 – Glass Explorers are technology-worshipping geeks
Myth 4 – Glass is ready for prime time
Myth 5: Glass does facial recognition (and other dodgy things) Nope.
Myth 6: Glass covers your eye (s)
Myth 7 – Glass is the perfect surveillance device
Myth 8 – Glass is only for those privileged enough to afford it
Myth 9 – Glass is banned... EVERYWHERE
Myth 10 – Glass marks the end of privacy
When cameras first hit the consumer market in the late 19th century, people declared an end to privacy. Cameras were banned in parks, at national monuments and on beaches. People feared the same when the first cell phone cameras came out. Today, there are more cameras than ever before. In ten years there will be even more cameras, with or without Glass. 150 + years of cameras and eight years of YouTube are a good indicator of the kinds of photos and videos people capture–from our favourite cat videos to dramatic, perspective-changing looks at environmental destruction, government crackdowns, and everyday human miracles.