అభివృద్ధిచెందిన యదార్ధ ఐవేర్ గూగుల్ గ్లాస్ అన్యాయంగా చికిత్స చెయ్యబడింది, లేదా దాని డిజైనర్లు అనుకుంటున్నాను, and to redress the balance Google has debunked the “Top Ten Myths” about it.
మిత్ 1 – Glass is the ultimate distraction from the real world. According to Google, “Glass is off by default and only on when you want it to be.” వేరే పదాల్లో, it’s only on when it’s on and therefore it won’t distract you, unless it does.
మిత్ 2 – Glass is always on and recording everything. Google said, “Glass isn’t designed for or even capable of always-on recording (the battery won’t last longer than 45 minutes before it needs to be charged).” It would still be nice if there was a red light that came on or something though, wouldn’t it?
మిత్ 3 – Glass Explorers are technology-worshipping geeks. Google said its Explorers, or beta testers, include “parents, firefighters, zookeepers, brewmasters, film students, reporters, and doctors.” It also claimed that Glass makes them use technology less “because they’re using it more efficiently”. We’re really not sure what to make of that statement, so we’ll wait and see if parents, firefighters, zookeepers, brewmasters, film students, reporters, and doctors are first in the queue on launch day.
మిత్ 4 – Glass is ready for prime time. Google reminded us that this is a prototype device and that “భవిష్యత్తులో, today’s prototype may look as funny to us as that mobile phone from the mid 80s.” డు నాట్, Google. Not in the future, ఇప్పుడు.
మిత్ 5: Glass does facial recognition (and other dodgy things). Google said it doesn’t. ఆల్రైట్, it doesn’t. Not yet.
మిత్ 6: Glass covers your eye(లు). Google said the screen is actually above the right eye. If we wanted to be pedantic we’d say that it’s a pair of glasses so of course it covers the eyes, but we won’t.
మిత్ 7 – Glass is the perfect surveillance device. Google seemed to find this terribly amusing. ఇది ఇలా చెప్పాడు, “If someone wants to secretly record you, there are much, much better cameras out there than one you wear conspicuously on your face and that lights up every time you give a voice command, or press a button.” Fair enough.
మిత్ 8 – Glass is only for those privileged enough to afford it. There are rumours that the finished device will cost significantly less than the present $1,500 ధర. However Google said some raised the money to buy it through Kickstarter and Indiegogo. ఏం, నిజంగా? We’re going to try to raise the money for a new fridge for the office.
మిత్ 9 – Glass is banned… EVERYWHERE. Google warned, “Just bear in mind, would-be banners: Glass can be attached to prescription lenses, so requiring Glass to be turned off is probably a lot safer than insisting people stumble about blindly in a locker room.” Given that we’ve already had people being arrested for wearing Glass while driving and held by the FBI for movie piracy, we’ve got a long way to go.
మిత్ 10 – Glass marks the end of privacy. Google pointed out that people thought cameras, video cameras and cellphones all signaled the end of privacy, but in reality, and once they became commonplace, the worry died down. This final point brings us to our Internet of Things చర్చ.
The INQUIRER is running a debate this week on the rise of the Internet of Things that is powering wearable technology development. We’d like to hear your views on whether the Internet of Things will kill privacy, or whether user data collected by smart devices will be adequately protected.