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Keith W Henline

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Are you ready for the Google Glass generation?

Google Glass brings online to a whole new level. Imagine billions of people walking around recording and uploading video "live". No more secrets! People at work, people at play, people exploring and all that data available live to everyone. Another level of video search called "live search". If you want to find out what someone is doing simply type in their name and you can see what they see and do.

Summation: What did we learn about Google glasses?
A) A lot of you like any technology that will bring more information within our reach, information is power.
B) Lots of you are concerned about privacy issues. You like your freedom.
C) Most of you are concerned about the government getting and misusing our information.
I congratulate all of you for your well made points and I have learned what a awesome group of intelligent analysts we have here at TED. TY one and all.

Think of it this way: You are watching each other, the government is watching you, you are watching the government, the government is also watching you watch the government, the government is watching the government, the government is also watching other governments that are watching our government and God is watching all of this an laughing her ass off as she thinks "at least they are easy to entertain".

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Closing Statement from Keith W Henline

Think of it this way: You are watching each other, the government is watching you, you are watching the government, the government is also watching you watch the government, the government is watching the government, the government is also watching other governments that are watching our government and God is watching all of this an laughing her ass off as she thinks "at least they are easy to entertain".

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    Jul 15 2013: We need a law enforcement officer - a street cop to comment on Google Glass! We do!

    I don't think we will know the impact of Google Glass for another two years or so. Right now, for me, the entire internet is contained in a LCD screen with a 15.2" diagonal. That's about 59 centimeters for those TED participants who are from the more advanced "metric" nations.

    Moving the internet into a pair of glasses would make the net present in my visual field permanently. I wear glasses anyway. But w/Google Glass, I'd have a permanent heads up display in my visual field ALL the time! I'd have to get used to that. And for a while it would be very distracting.

    Any fighter pilot will tell you that the "heads up display" on the aircraft windshield is a life saver! But they will also say that it took some getting used to. But once they got it, no fighter pilot would fly without one for the advantage it gave them in combat. The same also might be true for cops, but that might also take some training in how to operate w/it and how to use it.

    But a "Heads up Display" is NOT Google Glass. Were I Google, I know what to do with google glass to make it work. I would configure Google Glass for use by law enforcement. I would Allow the cops to get real time tactical information on their google glass feed for 100% of everything they are doing as police officers. That means calling up a photo(s) of a wanted suspect on Google Glass while the cop is interviewing the potential suspect the very first time on the street. That would have a big impact on probable cause. "Google Glass said it was him as did the facial recognition software embedded in Google Glass. So I arrested him!" That would add a whole lot to the "probable cause" debate used by law enforcement.

    Also, Google Glass can get everything a cop might hear, say, see or do while in the performance of their duties. What if Travon Martin had been wearing Google Glass? Or George Zimmerman? Think about that!
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      Jul 16 2013: No doubt Google glasses will be in Law enforcement soon. Video evidence is much superior to eye witness. We humans tend to see and hear what we want to see and hear, right or wrong. I believe a lot more justice is and will continue with more and more video evidence. As for Travon he was on top beating the snot out of someone, if it was me and I had a gun, I would not hesitate to shoot him either to protect my own life. Five jurors heard all the evidence and five jurors unanimously found George justified, end of story.
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        Jul 16 2013: On of the unspoken but critical rules of our society is that when the court rules, right or wrong, you respect the ruling of the court. Where a jury is concerned, all the MORE reason to respect the findings of the jury! THAT is how the system works. And THAT is how society benefits from having both a civil and criminal judicial system.

        Google Glass would have proven at least half of someone's story as to what happened that night. And that much might be really valuable. But would the cops want Google Glass on scene before, during, or after a crime? How important might that evidence be. And how quickly could that evidenced be seized by the police if I bystander not only witnessed, but Google Glass videoed a crime?
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          Jul 16 2013: I am sure video evidence helps in all crimes. I am hoping they have provided a way to download quickly, if not the officer has every right to confiscate the glasses as evidence. That would be a real pain as you would have to go down to the police station to get your glasses back after they had downloaded the video and also wonder if they also downloaded all the other private stuff you had already recorded earlier. It will be interesting to see how it all pans out.

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