Take me to Starbucks: Wearable or Creepy Control Technology?

The BBC’s Newsnight featured an interesting piece on wearable technology last night (watch from about 34.00 if you can access it).

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b02m9zwl

It’s not the technology, but the creepy strategies being deployed. Watch the US employers who play a close attention to the health of their workforce. As data from your body, your everyday movements, and images of your life, get passed to a database. Who gets to delete it? Who owns it? Who controls it?

The interview at the end with the journalist trying out Google Glasses is typical of those who cannot see out of the fog of the smart city. Just a new advertising model – Take me Starbucks! Come on!

There’s a small piece on it here too, but the interview needs to be seen…

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-22759482

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