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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 19 2013: Can't wait. Wish it were already here...
    It would give a boost to collaboration and human understanding.
    But generate much pulp as well... it's even more information overflow

    If it goes hand in hand with the transparency of government and companies, then it would be even better.

    We might feel uncomfortable... but if everybody would be naked (in a broad sense) all the time, we would be used to it and consider it normal...

    But such a radical openness might be too big to handle... as social media doesn't give a complete image of who we are, what we fear or where our weaknesses lie. We still want to find ways to portray ourselves better or more beautiful... we still want to lie and benefit from deceit... we still want to do things in secrecy those things that are considered illegal, we still want to cheat our partners (or wishing we hadn't found out about it or be so jealous about it) and profit from those we can profit from.
    We are ashamed if we do something against the social norms when it is found out, or we fear reprisal from others who reject our behavior...

    Transparency has the potential to let us accept our mistakes and silly or perverted behavior of ourselves and our brothers and sisters... it has the potential to increase collaboration. It has the potential to reduce bigotry.

    Can we humans handle it? We were not biologically prepared for this... but to me, it's worth a try.
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      Jul 19 2013: Christophe Cop, it is fellows like you who along with our youth that give me great hope in the human race. I would lay odds that you are a great promoter of our youth and the new tech generation. Having spent 20 years in Hawaii and as much of that time as possible naked I must agree with you both literally and philosophically.
    • Jul 20 2013: It would also give a boost to exploitative and predatory behaviour. If everyone knew what everyone else was doing and learn all their secrets there will undoubtably be many people who would be bullied and hurt, secrets are secrets for a reason.
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      Jul 22 2013: Hi Christophe,

      I agree that organisational transparency will definitely be of help, but radical personal opennes is something that I'm a bit skeptical towards. Everybody has their idiosyncracies and some form of behaviour that might be considered eccentric for others. Should everybody go around fearing reprisal for them? When it comes to social norms - in some countries and in some cultures normal behaviour or civil rights that we all enjoy are considered illegal. Would this technology be a tool for finding out about theem in order to punish the perpetrators or maybe, just maybe, help eradicate the unreasonable judgments and help bring civil rights to places where they are not yet a norm?

      "Transparency has the potential to let us accept our mistakes and silly or perverted behavior of ourselves and our brothers and sisters... it has the potential to increase collaboration. It has the potential to reduce bigotry. "

      I very much agree but for some reason the idea of wearable computers reminds me of a short story by Vonnegut and TV-movie based on it - Harrison Bergeron. It's a story featering a dystopian, future society. In a film version everybody wears a band on their heads that are obligatory and illegal to take off. In the story itself citizens have earpieces and other "handicaps". The government controls the bands/earpieces and is able to distract intelligent humans using radio signals which effectively prevents deep, analytical thought.

      Just an association.
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        Jul 26 2013: I think we should be skeptical about radical openness,
        I do mean that it is open to everybody, not just a government or organisation
        and we should all have our democratic contribution and laws made around it, that we co-create and debate, and test and dare to fail and learn and optimize...
    • Aug 5 2013: I can't agree more!

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