Google ’Glassholes’ Tell ’Daily Show’ They’re Victims of ’Hate Crimes’
I’ve only seen about four people wear Google Glass, the search engine giant’s controversial wearable cell phone. And each time I walked by them on the street, or sat across from them on the bus, I wondered, at least for a fleeting moment, if they were recording me. Apparently, I’m not alone.
A group of Google Glass wearers, called "Explorers," spoke about their experiences wearing the $1,500 technology on their face to "Daily Show" correspondent Jason Jones and revealed that they are often "discriminated" against and victims of "hate crimes" because of the device.
"I was denied services at several establishments," one Explorer says.
"I was mugged," another said.
"It seems like in this day and age you can still be treated different just because of how you look -- wearing a $1,500 face computer," Jones says.