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The Daily Show reveals how the public really feels about Google Glass

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Leave it to The Daily Show to have the funniest and most intelligent perspective on Google Glass.

Correspondent and professional curmudgeon Jason Jones perfectly represents the general public’s attitude toward the widely maligned wearable.

“Since when can’t a grown man walk into a child’s playground with a secret camera on his face,” he joked, in a skit where he constructs his own makeshift wearable camera and walks into a children’s park.

A group of Glass enthusiasts tried in vain to convince Jones of why Google Glass was better — mostly because a computer on one’s face is faster than checking a cell phone. To this, Jones answered, “But you already have access to everything on your cell phone — via your cell phone.”

Nor did he share their optimism on calling early Google glass adopter, “explorers.”

Magellan was an explorer. Chuck Yeager was an explorer. You guys have a fucking camera on your face”.

Establishments around the country have begun to ban Google Glass, as wearers face assaults in public.

For many gadget geeks, speed and novelty are a way of life. The newest processor, which may bump speeds 5 or 10 percent, is a cause for mass celebration. It’s fair to say that the general public doesn’t share this same enthusiasm for incremental improvement, especially when the trade-off is privacy.

When one member of the audience explained that she was video recording Jones because The Daily Show was recording her, Jones responded, “Yeah, except that our cameras have red lights on them and big crew guys operating them, and you signed a release form for a national TV show. Otherwise, exact same thing.”

Watch the full skit above.


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19 comments
Amy Vernetti
Amy Vernetti

Hilarious. Wow Iam, get a sense of humor!

Iam Albus
Iam Albus

I guess if google adds a tiny red/green led to the glass, to indicate any recording going on, that would resolve the issue. Once that is done, google glass is a spectacular piece of technology, we should appreciate it, rather than criticize it in such nonsensical manner..

Billy Baroo
Billy Baroo

Living and working in SF I see them, and a few have worked in our office. It's to bad google didn't do a better job of screening these people before letting them into the test project because we had issues with a few recording meetings involving proprietary info and research. When we mandated they couldn't wear the devices during meetings 3 out of the 4 that wore them lost their shit instead of using common sense and taking them off. Funny thing they all seem to reference what's taking place around them in real time as just another interface experience.

Iam Albus
Iam Albus

I guess if google adds a tiny red/green led to the glass, to indicate any recording going on, that would resolve the issue. Once that is done, google glass is a spectacular piece of technology, we should appreciate it, rather than criticize it in such nonsensical manner..

Scott Lightner
Scott Lightner

Maybe by the time you do, you'll find a good reason for 'glass'?

Scott Wilson
Scott Wilson

I was a Jock/bully in high school, so it's refreshing to see average timid folks in their 30's and 40's finally learn the joy of feeling better about themselves by picking on others. Fun isn't it? There's no thought involved. Picking on the smart kids is the easiest and most rewarding. When you get bored attacking glass users, try anybody else that looks or acts different. Good luck!

Brumbpo Tungus
Brumbpo Tungus

I have yet to read a concrete reason for all this hatred for Google Glass

Francesco Lacapra
Francesco Lacapra

A have heard a neologism that has been defined for Google Glass wearers: “glassholes”.

Drew Padilla
Drew Padilla

Nothing beats having someone with two restraining orders against them represent Google glass. This spoof nailed it.

Chris Tucker
Chris Tucker

without this show there would be nothing

Filipa Padre
Filipa Padre

I'm even afraid of growing giant balls wearing a facial computer

Filipa Padre
Filipa Padre

"smart phones are emasculating"- Sergey Brin

Scott Wilson
Scott Wilson

Well, they don't look like us. And those things are expensive! How else are they going to find out we are better than they are if we don't pick on them?