Glass is a huge risk for Google. Aside from how expensive Glass will initially cost, Google and its "Glass explorers" face an uphill battle against, well, everyone who won't approve of potentially being surreptitiously recorded all the time.
As fantastic as it sounds to have a camera that can take hands-free photos from a first-person perspective, that same feature could be what dooms Glass. Glass isn't even available yet and places are already banning (or preparing to ban) it ahead of time.
One Seattle bar says it will ban Glass when it's released. A Virginia bill wants to ban Glass while driving. And an online site called "Stop The Cyborgs" site has popped up blasting Glass for its impending invasion of privacy.
The latest places that plan to reject Glass are casinos, strip clubs and movie theaters, according to NBCNews. The news isn't really shocking, considering the fact that cameras are already banned in those places.
Peter Feinstein, managing partner of Sapphire Gentlemen's Club in Las Vegas told NBCNews:
"As the sale of [Google Glass] spreads, there'll be more people using them and wanting to use them at places such as a gentlemen's club. If we see those in the club, we would do the same thing that we do to people who bring cameras into the club."
A spokesman for MGM Resorts also suggests banning Glass should be easy:
"Picture-taking is frowned upon, and security officers on duty ask individuals not to take pictures for the privacy of others in the casino. This new product is nothing new in terms of a challenge for us, because for so many years, the very tiniest of portable lipstick and pinpoint cameras have been around."
As you'd expect, NBCNews's calls to different establishments across the country concluded with the consensus that Glass will be carefully monitored and policies will be adjusted if needed.
So, where next? Nude beaches? What about school or at work?