Will Google Glass Make Privacy Transparent?

By: | July 22nd, 2014

Will Google Glass shatter your privacy walls? Image courtesy arch2o.com

Innovations in technology smartphones, drones, 3D printers have changed the way we live forever. Now we have the mind-wobbling Google Glass, a real breakthrough in wearable technology. But it’s not without controversy.

More about Google Glass:

Google glass is a voice-activated cross between a smartphone and a pair of spectacles. You can browse the Internet, send emails, snap pictures, take videos, make phone and video calls and listen to music without even lifting a finger.

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You can dictate commands starting with the words: ‘Okay Glass.’ The battery of the device lasts about for a day, or 45 minutes for non-stop video recording. Once you buy Google Glass there will be no need of wallets, cameras, phones, and other physical goods.

Is Google glass the death of privacy?

Google Glass attracts no attention because the camera, the screen and the phone are virtually invisible. No doubt the glass can help expand the knowledge at an unimaginable rate. But the fact is, it is scary as well. It can lead to society’s loss of privacy. You can take photos and video of anything and everything with Google Glass and can share it as well. One can even steal your PIN with just a glance as a video analysis app can work out security codes from even ten feet away.

This wearable technology is amazing but with some major problems, maybe even ones we haven’t even thought of yet. This long-awaited tech has already arrived in Britain and is available for £1,000 (1714.24 USD).

Nidhi Goyal

Nidhi is a gold medalist Post Graduate in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences.

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