Google Glass: Bars Are Starting To Ban It

The Google co-founder Sergey Brin (pictured) recently described touchscreen smartphones as “emasculating.” This week, tech fans finally got their first good look at what he plans to replace them with: a $1,500 pair of hi-tech spectacles. At the SXSW festival in Austin, Texas, on Monday, Timothy Jordan, Google’s senior developer advocate, gave the first detailed demonstration of Google Glass, the search giant’s hotly anticipated web goggles, which display digital information on a tiny screen just in front of the wearer’s right eye. I’m not sure Google Glass is revolutionary. I love that the owner of The 5 Point bar in Seattle has already banned the device. He said the clientele of his “seedy, maybe notorious” establishment are “not the sort of people that want to be secretly filmed or videotaped and immediately put on the internet.”

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