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Who’s Afraid Of Google Glass?

A thought provoking article by Jon Evans of TechCrunch here.

" “First you see video. Then you wear video. Then you eat video. Then you be video.” — Pat CadiganPretty Boy Crossover
Sheesh. A whole lot of people who presumably have never actually seen Google Glass in action appear to be really upset. “People who wear Google Glass in public are assholes,” saysGawker’s Adrian Chen. “You won’t know if you’re being recorded or not; and even if you do, you’ll have no way to stop it,” doom-cries Mark Hurst." 

ISTAS10: The Challenge of Cyborg Rights

This video was taken of Professor Roger Clarke delivering his address at the IEEE Symposium on Technology and Society (ISTAS) held at the University of Wollongong 7-10 June 2010. Professor Clarke's talk on "Cyborg Rights" argued that the first generation of cyborgs are already among us, so accordingly, professional engineers have an obligation to anticipate new developments, and to brief political, social and economic institutions on their nature, impact and implications. Professor Clarke is the Director of Xamax Consultancy and also a Visiting Professor at the Australian National University. The theme of the conference was "The Social Implications of Emerging Technologies" and Professor Clarke acted to stimulate a discussion on human enhancement, and the challenging questions surrounding the additional rights of 'cyborgs'. An extended paper written by Professor Clarke was published in a special issue of IEEE Technology and Society in 2011.

ISTAS10 Panel Session: The debate over microchipping people

An interdisciplinary panel at ISTAS10. The panel session was chaired by Mr William Herbert Deputy Chair of New York State Public Employment Relations Board, USA (for identification purposes only) at the IEEE Symposium on Technology and Society (ISTAS) held at the University of Wollongong 7-10 June 2010. This panel depicts the diversity of opinion on this complex issue of embedded microchips into the body for non-medical applications. (from left to right): Dr Katherine Albrecht of CASPIAN, Professor Roger Clarke, of the Australian Privacy Foundation, the panel chair Mr William Herbert, Deputy Chair of New York State Public Employment Relations Board, USA (for identification purposes only), Professor Rafael Capurro of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Dr Mark Gasson of the University of Reading, and Mr Amal Graafstra author of RFID Toys