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The Telecom Digest for May 28, 2013
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Date: Sun, 26 May 2013 23:12:45 -0400 From: Monty Solomon <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: email@example.com. Subject: Disruptions: At Odds Over Privacy Challenges of Wearable Computing Message-ID: <firstname.lastname@example.org> Disruptions: At Odds Over Privacy Challenges of Wearable Computing By NICK BILTON MAY 26, 2013 Perhaps the best way to predict how society will react to so-called wearable computing devices is to read the Dr. Seuss children's story "The Butter Battle Book." The book, which was published in 1984, is about two cultures at odds. On one side are the Zooks, who eat their bread with the buttered side down. In opposition are the Yooks, who eat their bread with the buttered side up. As the story progresses, their different views lead to an arms race and potentially an all-out war. Well, the Zooks and the Yooks may have nothing on wearable computing fans, who are starting to sport devices that can record everything going on around them with a wink or subtle click, and the people who promise to confront violently anyone wearing one of these devices. I've experienced both sides of this debate with Google's Internet-connected glasses, Google Glass. Last year, after Google unveiled its wearable computer, I had a brief opportunity to test it and was awe-struck by the potential of this technology. A few months later, at a work-related party, I saw several people wearing Glass, their cameras hovering above their eyes as we talked. I was startled by how much Glass invades people's privacy, leaving them two choices: stare at a camera that is constantly staring back at them, or leave the room. ... http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/05/26/disruptions-at-odds-over-privacy-challenges-of-wearable-computing/
Date: Mon, 27 May 2013 09:21:47 -0400 From: Pete Cresswell <PeteCress@invalid.telecom-digest.org> To: email@example.com. Subject: Re: Disruptions: At Odds Over Privacy Challenges of Wearable Computing Message-ID: <firstname.lastname@example.org> Per Monty Solomon: >A few months later, at a work-related party, I saw several people >wearing Glass, their cameras hovering above their eyes as we talked. >I was startled by how much Glass invades people's privacy, leaving >them two choices: stare at a camera that is constantly staring back >at them, or leave the room. Somewhere I got the impression that Google-Glass-type devices will become more-or-less undetectable in the foreseeable future. -- Pete Cresswell
Date: Mon, 27 May 2013 09:13:16 -0400 From: Bill Horne <bill@horneQRM.net> To: email@example.com. Subject: The Challenges of Wearable Computing Message-ID: <20130527131316.GA31294@telecom.csail.mit.edu> Wearable computing pursues an interface ideal of a continuously worn, intelligent assistant that augments memory, intellect, creativity, communication, and physical senses and abilities. Many challenges await wearable designers as they balance innovative interfaces, power requirements, network resources, and privacy concerns. This survey describes the possibilities offered by wearable systems and, in doing so, demonstrates attributes unique to this class of computing. http://www.ece.umd.edu/courses/enee759m.S2002/papers/starner2001a-micro21-4.pdf -- Bill Horne (Remove QRM from my address to write me directly)
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