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Google Glasses, By George Orwell!

  • PC World, Friday, February 24, 2012 10:33 AM

Pay between $250 and $600 for Google Android-based glasses and say goodbye to privacy, reality, and a clear view of the mailbox in front of you. The specs, due out at the end of they year, are designed to overlay your field of vision with maps and data, location-based coupon offers, and other stuff you probably left your computer to get away from.

The Internet-connected glasses will be licensed to third-party companies and will use a 3G or 4G connection to download data. So how to control menus and such? By nodding and bobbing your head.

Those are minor issues compared to Google knowing where you are and everything you do online, notes columnist Damon Brown. He says the glasses give Google unprecedented access to things like your location at all times, most common interactions, closest companions and facial recognition, and your eating, shopping and travel habits. Forget the U.S. market, how about North Korea?



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