How will you know who’s recording? Google Glass protestors set up campaign group to censor the high-tech eyewear
PUBLISHED: 22:17 EST, 16 March 2013 | UPDATED: 23:30 EST, 16 March 2013
Let the opposition begin.
A group of anonymous online protestors are targeting Google and users of the search engine company’s soon-to-be released Google Glass in an attempt to censor the high-tech eyewear and also make a little money in the process.
The group known as Stop The Cyborgs is ‘fighting the algorithmic future one bit at a time,’ according to its website banner.
The site’s founders, who say they are working anonymously to keep Google from spying on them, also say they believe the new Google-manufactured eyewear will promote a world in which ‘privacy is impossible and corporate control total.’
The people behind the anti-cyborg movement say there is no way someone can ever know for sure that another person wearing Google Glass is not recording their every word and movement.
‘Gradually people will stop acting as autonomous individuals, when making decisions and interacting with others, and instead become mere sensor/effector nodes of a global network,’ the site states.
The protestor group additionally runs a ‘Stop The Cyborgs’ store on its site, where online visitors can buy t-shirts and stickers that say ‘Google Glass is banned on these premises,’ and show images of Google Glass being crossed out.
The site’s about page says, ‘Please note that Google has not yet officially released the details of how Google Glass will work’ so the group’s privacy concerns are ‘educated speculation based on public press articles.’
The Google Glass are set to hit the market later this year and could cost as much as $1,500 a pair.