[ExI] cybernetic hate crime?

BillK pharos at gmail.com
Tue Jul 17 17:07:14 UTC 2012

On Tue, Jul 17, 2012 at 5:32 PM, Tom Nowell  wrote:
> http://io9.com/5926587/what-may-be-the-worlds-first-cybernetic-hate-crime-unfolds-in-french-mcdonalds
> Steve Mann, the "father of wearable computing," has been physically assaulted while visiting
> a McDonalds in Paris, France.
> The Canadian university professor was at the restaurant with his family when three different
> McDonalds employees took exception to his "Digital Eye Glass" device and attempted to
> forcibly remove it from his head. Mann was then physically removed from the store by the
> employees, along with having his support documentation destroyed.
> This may be the first ever recorded assault of a person instigated by the prominent display
> of a Google Glass-like wearable computer.

As Schneier recently commented, we are living in a very temporary
phase of our society.

In 15 years the cameras will be invisible and everywhere. Everything
will be recorded. And I mean *everything*.
Possibly we will become a very polite society.


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