Google Glass: Privacy, Journalism, and the Dawn of Wearable Technology


"I do believe that our mobile phones are going to be outdated and are going to be replaced with wearables," says University of Southern California journalism professor Robert Hernandez. "So my end goal is augmented reality, or AR storytelling. This is technology that's emerging, and Glass is a really great wearable platform that is very early, but has a lot of potential to do that."

Hernandez is incorporating Google Glass into his journalism class curriculum next year, and plans to take this technology and build a media platform around it. He sat down with Reason TV's Tracy Oppenheimer to discuss how Google Glass works and its potential capabilities. He also addresses privacy concerns and other critiques of this wearable technology.

"The truth is that we don't have privacy, and in public places there are all these cameras recording us all the time. So if this is going to help you realize and be aware, and be a more engaged citizen, that's great," says Hernandez.

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  1. Does it talk about how dumb it looks?

  2. Wearable technology. Like clothes. They exist!

  3. Yeah. The dawn of wearable technology was buttons and belts. Then spun fibers and woven cloth.
    The latest crop of tech gurus really need to get over themselves.

  4. I don’t get what all the fuss is about? Where were all the privacy concerns when cities decided put cameras on every corner?

    I don’t mind my every move being recorded as long as I’m unaware of it?

  5. So is it written that interviews must be done seated?
    “He sat down with”…

  6. Aren’t watches wearable technology?

    Anyway, I guess I’m a hypocrite. I don’t think the government should record and track our every move, but I have a dash cam. Mainly because my only two accidents in my life were when dumb people in the opposite lane made a left turn in front of me.

    First, a 17 kid let his 16 year old girlfriend drive (’74) Recently a guy was in a rush to get to work after being stuck behind a slow driver. Road was snow covered. (2010).

    But if you want a good laugh, go to Youtube and look for Russian dash cam videos. Side splitting stupidity.

    1. Last year when those meteors fell in Russia, they had a bunch of footage of them, because of all the dashcams.

  7. Knowing stuff is easier than doing stuff.

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