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Glasshole or Not? 7 Urgent Ethical Dilemmas for Wearable Tech

Every truly disruptive technological advance leads to its own set of ethics standards. Who worried about interrupting someone’s dinner or overpaying for psychic friends before Alexander Graham Bell invented the telephone, or annoying family before texting took off?

Even with Google Glass available to just a few thousand people, society is already debating whether it’s OK to bring a wearable computer into a bar or place one on your head while driving. As next-gen wearable computers provide augmented (aka “augmediated”) reality features that can add or subtract information from your view, even more questions arise as to how this technology should and shouldn’t be used. We asked some of the leading minds in ethics, computing and privacy to answer the stickiest moral problems the world will face when wearable tech is as ubiquitous as smartphones are today.

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