Google: Don't be a 'Glasshole' and drive with Google Glass

Posted Feb 20, 2014 by Kev Hedges
The very first set of people selected to experiment with Google Glass have been informed by the company what to do, and what not to do, when wearing the innovative spectacles.
File photo: Sergey Brin demonstrates Project Glass
File photo: Sergey Brin demonstrates Project Glass
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The derogatory term "Glasshole" looks like it could be a featured buzzword applied to users who will use the glasses inappropriately. The pioneer wearers of Glass came under fire for using them in places where it was socially unacceptable, such as areas where cell phones are not permitted, staring off into the distance for long periods of time and of course, driving.
Although in San Diego recently, one woman had her case for driving with smart spectacles dropped after the prosecution could not prove she had them in operation at the time.
The revolutionary new piece of technology will initially cost around $1,500 (£900) so Google also suggests you shouldn't wear the high-tech goggles while playing tennis, basketball or soccer. And, that romantic dinner for two should definitely not be spoiled by a quick glance into your Glass — unless you want to run the risk of being called a glasshole by your other half.
Google has also advised against recording people by staring at them for long periods, as this will only serve to make you look creepy.