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

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"I do believe that our mobile phones are going to be outdated and are going to be replaced with wearables," says University of Southern California journalism professor Robert Hernandez.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.

About 7 minutes.

Produced by Tracy Oppenheimer. Camera by Paul Detrick and Alexis Garcia.

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  • Dr Fallout|5.16.14 @ 10:10AM|#

    Does it talk about how dumb it looks?

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  • Acosmist|5.16.14 @ 10:13AM|#

    Wearable technology. Like clothes. They exist!

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  • Shirley Knott|5.16.14 @ 10:23AM|#

    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.

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  • Francisco d'Anconia|5.16.14 @ 10:31AM|#

    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?

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  • Francisco d'Anconia|5.16.14 @ 10:32AM|#

    Wait...

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