[caption id="attachment_81127" align="aligncenter" width="580"] Google Tech Is Too Much For Progressive San Francisco[/caption]
March 9, 2014—San Francisco
Technology has finally come to loggerheads with culture; epicenter - the SOMA District in San Francisco. Google may have met its match in California's dining public. In contention, the close-quarters wearing of the new Google glass eye wear.
Patrons of several popular restaurants have expressed their concern for privacy and propriety involving other patrons who choose to wear the latest gadgetry issued by the geniuses at Google. Google Glass is a type of eye wear that is worn like a standard pair of eyeglasses or sunglasses, but contains the ability to record what is in the wearer's line of sight.
Google Glass is an expected evolution in personal communications gear, but it tends to make people uneasy. Apparently, this is especially true for the restaurant crowd. Normally, a place like San Francisco is and open environment for people to wear and display interesting and controversial attire, but Google Glass seems to ignite emotions and concerns in the general public unlike any other technology in recent memory.
Several restaurants in the SOMA District have elected to display signs requesting the removal of Google eye wear upon entering the premises. As expected, the new Google eye wear has fueled a feud between people who love the freedom that the new technology present, and those who feel it is an invasion of privacy.
There is virtually no difference between the new Google Glass eye wear and a “suped-up” smartphone. Each is designed with real time recording capability as the goal. For some reason, automatic mealtime technology that is wearable tends to make the public uneasy. This is the reason some popular restaurants have initiated a ban on such eye wear. It's purely a commerce over convenience decision!
Google Glass has not yet achieved public saturation levels that instills normalcy. Perhaps, the tech savvy customers of San Fran’s most popular hot spots need to gradually introduce their modes of hyper-communication with even the most accepting crowds.