Woman Attacked By Strangers as Google Glass Demo Turns Nasty

Woman Attacked By Strangers as Google Glass Demo Turns Nasty

A woman from San Francisco has been talking about her Google Glass nightmare online and to local police, after customers in a bar became aggressive, started shouting, ripped off her Glass and ran out, stealing her remaining possessions while she was distracted.

Sarah Slocum posted the details of the attack on Facebook, saying: “I got verbally and physically assaulted and robbed last night in the city, had things thrown at me because of some wanker Google Glass haters, then some *bleeeeeeeeeep* tore them off my face and ran out with them then and when I ran out after him his *bleeeeeeep* friends stole my purse, cellphone wallet and everything.”

She also has video evidence, as, in a later Facebook post, she explained that: “I decided that I should start filming this extremely strange, hostile and threatening behaviour,” although the raw clip she uploaded has since been pulled from YouTube. And therefore re-upped by many others.

She has now uploaded a second clip here.

Long-term readers will remember the similar case of Steve Mann, the augmented tech pioneer who captured images of men abusing him in McDonalds for wearing his bespoke visual system. The obvious downside for attackers is the risk of being caught in the act, as long as the sensors are actually recording at the time. [The Register]

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