But what to do? Is there an antidote to Google's eyewear?
Google Glass is currently in being tested with plans for a finished product to be released into the mass market next year. Last week, Google announced that a few prototype models of the spectacles would go on sale for the not exactly bargain price of $1,500. To qualify, well-heeled Google fanboys need to go to their Google+ or Twitter accounts and, in 50 words or less, using the hashtag #ifihadglass, explain how they would use Google Glass.
So, if anyone at Google happens to be reading this, here's my application:
#ifihadglass: I would make data privacy its default feature. Nobody else sees the data I see unless I explicitly say so. Not advertisers, nor the government, and certainly not those engineers of the human soul at the Googleplex. No, Google Glass must be opaque. For my eyes only.