‘Stop the Cyborgs’ Begins With Stopping Google Glass
By Jessica Roy and Kelly Faircloth
Comment from Old-Thinker News: As the technological revolution impacts our lives more and more, there will be opposition. There will always be individuals who choose to opt out of new technology, providing balance in a tech obsessed society. What happens when choosing to opt out becomes a mark of suspicion? What happens when it becomes impossible to function without interfacing with wireless payment, social networks, and augmented reality?
“There will be no space in which you can escape your online profile.” YIKES!
Now that Google Glass has officially established itself as the newest buzzy gadget, a backlash is brewing, uniting the technophobic and privacy-obsessed to form an anti-cyborg movement.
A new site, called “Stop the Cyborgs,” wants to help organize those who want to “save humanity from the cyber collective.” They see Google Glass less like a cool way to livestream footage of yourself sky diving and more like the beginning of a violent Borg-like empire. Sorry, Sergey!
The creators also call Google Glasses’ ability to seamlessly record footage (without ever notifying the subject) a major threat to privacy. Can’t really blame them there. We’re also uneasy about mainstreaming creepshots!