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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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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 23 2013: This mass surveillance angle is so creepy.
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      Jul 24 2013: It has always been creepy and it has always been going on. The difference is instead of the government taking pictures of us, we are taking pictures of them.
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        Jul 24 2013: Hm.

        Your comment reminded me of a talk entitled FBI - here I am, you can find it here on TED. In the talk, among other things, the following paradox is mentioned - You are not allowed to take photographs of federal buildings... but google will do it for you.
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          Jul 26 2013: Thanks Anna I did enjoy the video and I can relate to his frustration. I used to take our intrusive government personally but I have found it is a waste of my time. The employees do not care as long as they are paid and neither do the higher ups as it just validates there moronic positions. They are both just like any other animal, if you feed them they will do anything to please you even if it is hop on one leg and bark like a dog (remember the wedding scene in Coming to America?)
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        Jul 26 2013: I think I'm past caring myself, at least for the time being.
        I haven't seen it, is it a film?
    • Jul 30 2013: its not just creepy its terrifying and completely possible and likely

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