Thursday, June 02, 2016

Microsoft device conjures a new reality - The Boston Globe

Bottom line: "But who knew the death of privacy was going to look this cool?"

"You think it’s odd to see everybody on the subway staring raptly at their smartphones? Wait until we’re all wearing HoloLenses. We’ll grope and gesture toward targets only we can see, our faces alight with silly grins. Some of us, blessed with a measure of self-respect, will leave our HoloLenses at home. But many may let our freak flags fly.

What about privacy? Remember when bars and restaurants banned Google Glass, because of its built-in video camera? Wait till a few million people wear HoloLenses, each programmed to video-scan everything and everybody within range. Throw in facial-recognition software, and anyone could look up the criminal record or credit history of a passing stranger, literally at a glance."
Microsoft device conjures a new reality - The Boston Globe
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