Jewish World Review May 20, 2013/ 11 Sivan, 5773
Google Glass is progress at a cost
By Dan K. Thomasson
Picture yourself sitting in a restaurant having a private conversation with a business client or an intimate chat with a romantic partner, paying no attention to the person at the next table wearing spectacles and who seems, at times, to be staring at you. But progress can't be stopped and technology marches on, adding to our convenience, but often at a high cost. Already we are on the verge of being under constant surveillance once we step outside our front doors with cameras watching us from nearly every street corner -- not counting those in the hands of every Tom, Dick and Mary. That can be a good thing as it was in the recent bombings at the Boston Marathon and in trying to prevent crime. Most of us are willing to put up with the official variety placed there for our own safety.
But progress can't be stopped and technology marches on, adding to our convenience, but often at a high cost. Already we are on the verge of being under constant surveillance once we step outside our front doors with cameras watching us from nearly every street corner -- not counting those in the hands of every Tom, Dick and Mary. That can be a good thing as it was in the recent bombings at the Boston Marathon and in trying to prevent crime. Most of us are willing to put up with the official variety placed there for our own safety.
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