Got Google Glass? Don't be a Glasshole, says Google

The big G publishes etiquette guide for Glass users

Google Glass may be at the forefront of wearable tech, but it has its detractors.

Whether they're restaurant owners barring Glass users, or the UK police mulling over a ban on the device in cars, it's clear that the device has a long way to go before it's accepted by the public.

That's only to be expected; it's a new technology, after all. So Google's published its own etiquette guide for Glass Explorers, encouraging them to "explore the world around you" and warning them not to "be creepy or rude," to the public while wearing Glass.

Of course, Google wants its smart specs to become as ubiquitous as the smartphone is today – and it notes that "Breaking the rules or being rude will not get businesses excited about Glass."

Whenever an entirely new category of device arrives on the scene, there's a learning curve as the public comes to terms with how it'll change their lives and the implications of those changes. Wearable tech is just starting to face that level of scrutiny – but given the privacy implications, Google Glass is going to face a tougher struggle than most new gadgets.

[Google via Engadget]

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