IEEE: Cyborg Cops, Googlers and Connectivism

Abstract

The paper mentions that Project Glass is a research and development program by Google to develop an augmented reality head-mounted display (HMD). The intended purpose of Project Glass products is the hands-free display of information available to most smartphone users, allowing for interaction with the Internet via natural language voice commands. Given that Project Glass connects wearers en-mass and ostensibly ensures that they can continue with physical activity hands-free, it creates arguably one of the largest known veillance vehicles into previously unmapped territories that humans already frequent. A hands-free, fashionable, and constantly connected technology positions the product well among the seemingly unending array of Google's seamless and integrated services.

Suggested Citation

Hayes, A., "Cyborg Cops, Googlers, and Connectivism [Leading Edge]," Technology and Society Magazine, IEEE , vol.32, no.1, pp.23,24, Spring 2013 DOI: 10.1109/MTS.2013.2247731

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