Google Glass is already banned in strip clubs, shutting down any chance of the company’s revolutionary headgear making an appearance at several local watering holes.
Along with strip clubs, the technology is already banned in theaters, clubs, and casinos.
Google Glass is a small display situated in a frame much like eyeglasses. But the device can pair using Bluetooth to your smartphone or tablet. It can also use WiFi to access the internet.
A camera is available at the touch of a finger or even your voice — a problem for places like strip clubs and theaters where cameras are not allowed. Video recording is also available.
Peter Feinstein, managing partner of Sapphire Gentlemen’s Club in Las Vegas, is one of the first to say that the new Google Glass won’t be allowed inside. Hosts are required to check in any electronics a patron brings that could potentially be used for filming. Feinstein explained:
“We’ve been dealing with the cellphone-videoing and the picture-taking over the years, and we are quick to make sure that that doesn’t happen in the club. If we see [Google Glass] in the club, we would do the same thing that we do to people who bring cameras into the club.”
And that would be a limo ride back to that person’t hotel. While the device will likely (understandably) be banned in theaters, casinos, and strip clubs, Google Glass may also be banned at the gym — at least in the locker room.
While smartphones are becoming more and more common, Google Glass is a whole new element. It seems that the main potential issue with the technology will be protecting privacy. NBC spoke with several different organizations about the new technology, the majority of which are not yet prepared to release statements about it.
Drew Donofrio, a private investigator in New Jersey, expressed his wariness about the new technology. Donofrio explained, “My immediate concern for [Google Glass] was from a sexual predator viewpoint. Locker rooms, bathrooms, playgrounds… all [Glass] requires is a line of sight.”
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