Posted 12/04/2013 at 1:46 PM
Posted 4 years ago
Driver Cecilia Abadie has pleaded not guilty to charges of distracted driving of her car in California, while wearing a pair of Google Glasses and bolstered her claim by saying the pair of smart spectacles weren’t powered on while her car was in motion. As reported here recently, she was firstly charged with speeding and the distracted driving clause was added by the officer who witnessed her wearing her Google Glass.
Current laws don’t address the mere wearing of Google Glass as legal or illegal as it is considered by outdated legalities as being a television, of sorts, as absurd as that sounds. Which begs the question: How familiar are you with Google Glass? Have you glimpsed through a pair of Glass? If you have you will know that the similarity of a television Google Glass is preposterous.
This is the dreading of technology among those in traditional workday roles, which is what this story brings forth to bear — the fear and doubt of not knowing how to handle the unknown or unfamiliar decisively — as befits those in traditional roles like police officers and restaurant owners. Restaurant owners? Yes, restaurant owners. It was just a matter of time in our society when the cameras (and radar) that are positioned everywhere watching us gets the tables turned on them.
How about this scenario, (and keep in mind that in Russia people driving tend to have cameras mounted on the tops of their dashboards in their vehicles, already): The person who is stopped and written up/detained by police have it all recorded from the first-person perspective of the alleged perpetrator. How’s that going to go down in the courtroom?
“Times they are a changin'”, said folk musician Bob Dylan.
Yes, they sure are. Stay tuned.