Google Glass may have numerous fans, but there surely are many people who are against them, too. A bar in San Francisco has actually banned its clients from wearing Google Glass while being inside.
The bar has banned its customers from wearing Google Glass inside, as many clients have “expressed concerns of being recorded while enjoying themselves.” This is what the sign at the entrance of The Willows says.
“Our patrons have expressed concerns with being recorded while enjoying themselves at The Willows – kindly remove before entering” is exactly what the sign says, as seen in the picture above.
However, it is important to mention that the words Google Glass are not written on the sign, even though it is quite clear that these are the devices that they refer to. There is no shock in the fact that people might be concerned with the fact that they could be recorded. Google Glass has already raised concerns over privacy intrusions.
An incident involving Google Glass has occurred last month in a San Francisco bar, when a social media consultant claimed to have been attacked for wearing her brand new smart devices inside the bar. Some witnesses on this case said back then that the woman was asked to remove her glass and stop recording, but she refused.
It has been reported that the bar in which this incident occurred has also put up a similar sign, banning the use of recording devices. The Willows owners claimed that their decision to place the sign at the entrance of their bar also came following this incident.
Is it a good or a bad thing for recording devices to be banned inside certain locations? While some would love to use their Google Glass or other similar products, others surely are against being filmed by someone while relaxing at a bar or in any other situation.
When Google released its Google Glass, the company claimed that usage should be done only be respecting other people’s privacy. However, the debate on this aspect continues, as some claim that it is a natural right to use the product as you want, while there is also the right of not being recorded.