Google has yet to widely release its Internet-enabled glasses to the public and it has already been banned from one bar in Seattle.
Last week, The 5 Point Cafe in Seattle posted the new rules on its Facebook page: “For the record, The 5 Point is the first Seattle business to ban in advance Google Glasses. And ass kickings will be encouraged for violators.”
The owner of the bar later admitted that it was a bit of a joke. Forbes has more: “On Friday morning, Dave Meinert, owner of the 5 Point, joked ‘I’m a thought leader’ on the morning show. ‘First you have to understand the culture of the 5 Point, which is a sometimes seedy, maybe notorious place. People want to go there and be not known … and definitely don’t want to be secretly filmed or videotaped and immediately put on the Internet.’”
Still, he’s got a point. Google Glass is a big risk to privacy (at least you can see if someone is photographing or filming you when they stick a phone in your face). Do you think more establishments will ban the high-tech glasses?