Google Glass was an interesting case because it showed us people do care about privacy, but only when they feel it's violated.

They will give endless data on themselves and others including photos, video and location but they will outrage the moment they feel privacy is actually at risk - because someone has a camera on their face instead of their hands.

Facebook is actually very clever to obtain all this data without triggering this sensation for the average person.

People know.. but they do not *feel*.


@polychrome Google Glass had two interesting things going with it. First people are acutely aware about attentional gaze of other people. it's almost built into us to want to pay attention to other people's eyes. This is why people feel creeped out when they are stared at and other such things.

The second bit is that the glass was visually unique and novel, and was literally advertised as being able to record any moment.

Who else is watching that feed? Who else is looking?

@ultimape we're still in the very beginning of the information age. It may take a couple of generations until the penny drops about what information is and how exposing it may not be the best idea.

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