Google Glass News, Controversy, and Update: Woman Posts Movie Of Bar Scuffle After Man Was Detained At AMC Theater [Video]
Is wearable technology the future? Companies are moving into the space but it remains unclear how and whether users will adopt the new technologies. Following the January incident in which a man wearing Glass was detained at a movie theater for pirating the movie, another incident has erupted.
Technology and marketing consultant Sarah Slocum was wearing a Google Glass when she entered Molotov's, a neighborhood dive bar with a punk vibe, on Haight Street in San Francisco around 1:30 a.m. on Feb. 21.
"Molotov's is not really Google Glass country," Brian Parks, a thirty-two-year-old who patronizes the bar but wasn't there that night, told a local news station. It seems that a divide is taking place in San Francisco where techies are gentrifying neighborhoods and angering many of the locals who have been there for longer.
Slocum was ending a pub crawl when she entered Molotov's, when a woman at the bar flipped her off and another guy tore the glasses from her face and ran off with them. Slocum said that her purse and other belongings went missing during what she has called her "attack."
Slocum posted a YouTube video showing a ten second clip of the incident, which Google Glass is able to record. It is hard to see the details but in the video the woman who flipped her off tells her, "You're killing the city." San Francisco's rapid influx of tech wealth creates a divide that is seen in Google Glass.
Google Glass has a 640 x 360 pixel resolution that can provide a picture similar to a 25-inch HD display if seen at a distance of 8 feet. It also has a built-in 5 megapixel camera with 720p video capture capacity. The audio is handled by conductions transducer that sends sounds directly through the bones located in the ear. It has 16 GB of storage memory that comes with 4 GB of software. It still has an uncertain public release date and the estimated price tag has been set at $1,500.
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