I’m interested to hear what people think might happen if Google glass takes off in as big a way as mobile phones have? How do you think it will affect the way you interact with your friends in the pub, at a club, at work, or anywhere in public for that matter, if there’s the likelihood that anything you say and do might be filmed and could end up on the web for all to see?
Do you think it will affect the way we act in public, will we all become guarded, fake “Stepford” versions of our true selves, mentally screening and sanitising our true thoughts and opinions until we think they’re suitable for public consumption? Pretty much the exact opposite of youtube comments.
Think of everything you’ve done today, every politically incorrect joke you told, every far right view you may have expressed or bit of gossip you repeated, would you have still said it all if you knew it was being filmed and uploaded?
I’m not saying that we couldn’t do with a bit more politeness in the world and it’s always a good idea to think before you speak anyway, but while youtube comments are a horrible reminder of how nasty people can be when they’re not held accountable for what they say, I’m not sure I fancy the alternative either.
And does anyone else think Opti-grab (The Jerk) when they see them?