Explore the world around you. Glass puts you more in control of your technology and frees you to look up and engage with the world around you rather than look down and be distracted from it. Have a hangout with your friends, get walking directions to a fantastic new restaurant, or get an update on that delayed flight.
Take advantage of the Glass voice commands. Glass can free your hands up to do other things like golfing, cooking, or juggling flaming torches while balancing on a beach ball (but also see Don’ts #2). This is great for looking up how many ounces in a cup while you cook, or taking a one-of-a-kind photo from your unique perspective.
Ask for permission. Standing alone in the corner of a room staring at people while recording them through Glass is not going to win you any friends (see Don’ts #4). The Glass camera function is no different from a cell phone so behave as you would with your phone and ask permission before taking photos or videos of others.
Glass-out. Glass was built for short bursts of information and interactions that allow you to quickly get back to doing the other things you love. If you find yourself staring off into the prism for long periods of time you’re probably looking pretty weird to the people around you. So don’t read War and Peace on Glass. Things like that are better done on bigger screens.
Be creepy or rude (aka, a “Glasshole”). Respect others and if they have questions about Glass don’t get snappy. Be polite and explain what Glass does and remember, a quick demo can go a long way. In places where cell phone cameras aren’t allowed, the same rules will apply to Glass. If you’re asked to turn your phone off, turn Glass off as well. Breaking the rules or being rude will not get businesses excited about Glass and will ruin it for other Explorers.
quote: Yeah, so unstable people can get irate and punch the glass user in the face when they see the little red dot glowing? (Don't say it'll never happen because you know it will.)
quote: There's a big difference between innocent and suspicious behavior.
quote: And the fact that you jumped STRAIGHT to "pedophilia" tells me this is coming from a dark place inside you. Not anything anyone else was doing.
quote: How many people have been murdered by police officers for looking "suspicious" when it turned out they were completely innocent? And these are professionally trained people. You think YOUR judgement here was any better?
quote: I'm a gun owner with a concealed and carry license.
quote: And these are professionally trained people.
quote: you then act like a vigilante and verbally threatened him.
quote: Sorry. Taking pictures of other people's children without asking their parents permission first on a playground is forbidden
quote: You'll never understand until you have children.
quote: Telling him to leave is not a threat. Telling him I'll call the cops is not a threat. That is a promise. I would have.
quote: if he was innocent, calling the cops on him would have no effect.
quote: So it's not a threat unless the guy is actually a pedo.
quote: In most countries in the world taking pics of kids without asking for permission beforehand is NOT normal
quote: so they have in no way the mental facilities nor the legal consent ability to authorize you to take pictures of them
quote: Reclaimer, you obviously aren't a family man. You don't understand the responsibility that falls on your shoulders when you become a parent. Especially the parent of a little girl. You won't understand this until you become one.
quote: "Leave or I'll call the police." That's proper procedure as far as I'm concerned.
quote: I would like to think if I had a daughter, I wouldn't walk up to every random person using an electronic device and get in their face over it...
quote: So what about the other parents that were freaked out about it, too?
quote: but it didn't do squat.
quote: There is nothing harassing about asking someone what they are doing when they are in a public space. If the guy panicked when asked what he was doing then he was probably doing something he shouldn't have been.
quote: Then ask them for permission to take pictures of their kids. Yes you're not legally required to get permission, but it's the courteous thing to do.
quote: You really should get permission before you go taking pictures of people's young children in a park.
quote: The fact that this guy didn't know how to respond and left when confronted suggests to me that (1) he wasn't doing anything he thought was wrong and wasn't expecting a confrontation, and (2) when confronted he quickly realized if he said he was taking pictures of the kids because he thought they were cute, that would make him sound like a pedophile even though he wasn't.
quote: They aren't so completely different, after all. Both illustrate ignorant reactions to something commonly assumed to be "normal."
quote: Why would you worry about the cops being called if you are doing nothing illegal?
quote: People pay a LOT of money to be essentially beta testers of Google Glass. Google referring to them as a-holes, even in jest, is offensive and in poor taste.
quote: It also panders to the idiots who think there is something inherently wrong or immoral about such a device
quote: One of the reasons people prefer Google products and services, is because they DON'T try and tell you how to use their products. They AREN'T like Apple, and we don't ever want them to become like them.
quote: Do you not agree that people should be respectful of others' feelings and privacy?
quote: Insulting people for not liking the same kind of technologies as you definitely isn't helping your credibility.
quote: Here I think Google is more or less just providing a statement of "hey guys, let's try to not make glass users look bad, be respectful."
quote: Oh come on, that's a trap and you know it. This generation is a little TOO much obsessed with their feelings anyway. If I'm paying $1,500 bucks for something, their "feelings" can go eat sh*t! I'll use it how I want.
quote: I'm insulting people for being closed-minded and bigoted. Do you realize the arguments against Google Glass are some of the SAME ones used against Smartphones when they became popular? They were wrong then, just as they're wrong now!
quote: I get that. But I think it's condescending, potentially inflammatory, and unnecessary. That's just my opinion.
quote: So if you paid 1,500 bucks for a boom-box, it is okay to go to your local beach, pitch your blanket next to multiple families with small children, lay out on it, crank the music up playing rap laden with large amounts of obscene language... because you can "Do what you want?"
quote: Respect others and if they have questions about Glass don’t get snappy. Be polite and explain what Glass does and remember, a quick demo can go a long way.