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    Re: Seattle Restaurant Ejects Customer Wearing Google Glass

    Wearing google glass is the equivalent of camera that is always on. A cell phone might have a camera, but it becomes physically obvious when someone is using it. If someone sat in a restaurant videoing other customers with a camera, they'd probably be asked to leave as well.

    Technology shouldn't be feared, but it should be used with respect for others. People have a reasonable right to sit down and have dinner in a privater restaurant without being recorded by random strangers without cause.

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    Re: Seattle Restaurant Ejects Customer Wearing Google Glass

    Quote Originally Posted by rathi View Post
    Wearing google glass is the equivalent of camera that is always on. A cell phone might have a camera, but it becomes physically obvious when someone is using it. If someone sat in a restaurant videoing other customers with a camera, they'd probably be asked to leave as well.

    Technology shouldn't be feared, but it should be used with respect for others. People have a reasonable right to sit down and have dinner in a privater restaurant without being recorded by random strangers without cause.
    Google needs to put a light on it, so people know when it's on.
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    Re: Seattle Restaurant Ejects Customer Wearing Google Glass

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Seattle Restaurant Ejects Customer Wearing Google Glass « CBS Seattle



    Good on the business owner for protecting his customers.
    That headline is wrong. The restaurant didn't "eject" the customer. The customer decided to leave. It's right there in the story.
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    Re: Seattle Restaurant Ejects Customer Wearing Google Glass

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    Nonsense - it's about decorum in public and respect for others. Perhaps you'd like to explain what is so pressing and urgent as it relates to eating a meal that requires a person to be actively streaming it and storing it. People are technically capable of doing all kinds of things while they eat - doesn't mean they are acceptible behaviour in a restaurant.
    I presume you think it would be laudable and appropriate for restaurant owners to begin banning smartphones in restaurants? I suspect not. The reason is that you, like most others, have become acculturated to it and tolerate (even if you don't like it) that people will browse the internet, take photos, and text while doing just about anything. This is the exact same thing. Give it time and it will be allowed everywhere. It is inevitable. Attempting to project your notion of manners and decorum will fail in the face of technological and cultural inertia.

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    Re: Seattle Restaurant Ejects Customer Wearing Google Glass

    Quote Originally Posted by rathi View Post
    Wearing google glass is the equivalent of camera that is always on. A cell phone might have a camera, but it becomes physically obvious when someone is using it. If someone sat in a restaurant videoing other customers with a camera, they'd probably be asked to leave as well.

    Technology shouldn't be feared, but it should be used with respect for others. People have a reasonable right to sit down and have dinner in a privater restaurant without being recorded by random strangers without cause.
    Millions of photos and videos are taken in restaurants, clubs, and the like all the time. Social media and scandal sites thrive on it. When I slant my phone you have no way of knowing if I'm taking a photo of your food, videotaping your kids tantrum, or looking something up on wikipedia. It isn't something people think of because they are so inured to it. This is dramatically new and so it inspires fear and caution. That will change as time wears on until it is ubiquitous.

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    Re: Seattle Restaurant Ejects Customer Wearing Google Glass

    Quote Originally Posted by Sherman123 View Post
    I presume you think it would be laudable and appropriate for restaurant owners to begin banning smartphones in restaurants?
    I would certainly understand it if they wished to do so.
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    Re: Seattle Restaurant Ejects Customer Wearing Google Glass

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Seattle Restaurant Ejects Customer Wearing Google Glass « CBS Seattle



    Good on the business owner for protecting his customers.
    I think they're within their rights, but when you think about it they didn't protect anyone from anything. If you have a cell phone, tablet or laptop, you either do have, or potentially have all the same technology right there. So unless they're banning all cell phones and tablets, it's really a useless gesture.


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    Re: Seattle Restaurant Ejects Customer Wearing Google Glass

    Quote Originally Posted by Sherman123 View Post
    I presume you think it would be laudable and appropriate for restaurant owners to begin banning smartphones in restaurants? I suspect not. The reason is that you, like most others, have become acculturated to it and tolerate (even if you don't like it) that people will browse the internet, take photos, and text while doing just about anything. This is the exact same thing. Give it time and it will be allowed everywhere. It is inevitable. Attempting to project your notion of manners and decorum will fail in the face of technological and cultural inertia.
    And I'll hopefully be dead and long gone before the world is overrun with people browsing, taking photos, texting and doing just about anything anywhere they want at any time. Why limit it to tech toys? Why not satisfy your sexual needs in public too?
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    Re: Seattle Restaurant Ejects Customer Wearing Google Glass

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    I think they're within their rights, but when you think about it they didn't protect anyone from anything. If you have a cell phone, tablet or laptop, you either do have, or potentially have all the same technology right there. So unless they're banning all cell phones and tablets, it's really a useless gesture.
    Many finer establishments do ban the "use" of various technology in their dining rooms. You can have it with you, but you can't activate it and use it at your table. The problem with this technology is that it isn't readily apparent it's in use.
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    Re: Seattle Restaurant Ejects Customer Wearing Google Glass

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    And I'll hopefully be dead and long gone before the world is overrun with people browsing, taking photos, texting and doing just about anything anywhere they want at any time. Why limit it to tech toys? Why not satisfy your sexual needs in public too?
    Too late. That's the world you already live in. This is simply another iteration of that.

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