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Las Vegas Strip Club Says 'No' to Google Glass

By - Source: NBC News | B 14 comments

You'll have to check your glasses at the door.

Google Glass isn't exactly on every street corner in all major cities, but people are already looking to the future and examining how these new kinds of technology change how we live. While many people are excited to try Google Glass, others are worried about how it will affect their businesses. This group, apparently, includes strip clubs.

 

According to NBC News, one strip club has already said Google Glass will be treated just like smartphones and cameras and customers won't be allowed to wear the device while visiting the club. NBC looked at all the places such a device wouldn't be welcome (indeed, it could be unnerving to know someone is taking your photo without asking or without your knowing), including the manager of a Vegas gentlemen's club.

"We've been dealing with the cellphone videoing and the picture taking over the years and we are quick to make sure that that doesn't happen in the club," Peter Feinstein, managing partner of Sapphire Gentlemen's Club in Las Vegas, is quoted as saying. "As the sale of [Google Glass] spreads, there'll be more people using them and wanting to use them at places such as a gentlemen's club," he continued. "If we see those in the club, we would do the same thing that we do to people who bring cameras into the club," adding that they'd be happy to transport those that don't want to check their specs back to their hotel.

It's an issue we imagine many Google Glass users are going to run into rather frequently. The fact that these headsets are essentially 'stealth cameras' will no doubt make others on the street wary. Imagine glancing at someone on the subway only to have them think you could be taking their photo. Might Google have to add a visual or aural indication for when a photograph is being taken? Time will tell. Google Glass is expected to launch in the next year, so it'll be interesting to see how society reacts to this new product.

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    g-unit1111 , April 11, 2013 9:10 AM
    Will you be able to use these things anywhere? :lol: 
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    anononon , April 11, 2013 9:17 AM
    I am not looking forward to these at all, yea they have their "cool" factor, however I feel these and other like devices will become more of a problem for everyone than anything. Last thing I want is MY pic taken, without my permission. TO have it uploaded to something like FB, where the original person who took the pic looses rights of ownership to the photo. Now only imagine how well that is going to work for the people who DONT want their pics taken. Let alone to show up on fb?
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    bllue , April 11, 2013 9:40 AM
    I imagine every place that has a no-recording policy will ban these
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    nukemaster , April 11, 2013 9:41 AM
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    Will you be able to use these things anywhere? :lol: 

    Nope.
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    fulle , April 11, 2013 9:43 AM
    I'm just going to randomly say "OK Glass, record a video" when I'm looking at random people from now on. No glasses on of course, just trolling.
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    whiteodian , April 11, 2013 10:17 AM
    "Las Vegas Strip Club Says 'No' to Google Glass" NO S#!T Sherlock. How is this news.
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    nukemaster , April 11, 2013 10:24 AM
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    "Las Vegas Strip Club Says 'No' to Google Glass" NO S#!T Sherlock. How is this news.

    The same club that made me check my camera at the door...arrrgg what a world.

    The article is more to point out that even before the product gets popular, it may already be banned all over.
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    The_Trutherizer , April 11, 2013 10:28 AM
    Surpriiiiize! :D 
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    punahou1 , April 11, 2013 11:48 AM
    It's not like miniature cameras are anything new. The technology to conceal a small camera has been around for years. There are cameras about the size of a coat button that are readily available. People are just becoming aware of the technology because anything with the Google name behind it get's a lot of press coverage.
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    Gundam288 , April 11, 2013 3:33 PM
    punahou1 yes, but that isn't the problem. Also, those kinds of cameras are not main stream. When is the last time you or someone else were looking for one at walmart or some other big retailer. The issue with Glass is that it will be a "trendy" thing that may catch on because it requires little effort to use when compared to something like a smartphone as you will be wearing it instead of holding it. It's a LOT easier to wear something like this for hours on end than it is to hold it up for the same amount of time. And if you are constantly wearing it and it is constantly taking pictures and or recording video, well you do the math it will be a privacy and legal nightmare for a LOT of people in major cities. Ask yourself, would you like to be filmed eating or doing anything else you normally do in public without your consent knowing that they will be able to do whatever they want with it?
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    killerclick , April 11, 2013 4:03 PM
    Yeah, you can have much less noticeable cameras for much less money right now.
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    fjfixer , April 12, 2013 9:59 AM
    With a slight modification google glass can be turned in to a type of x-ray specs although no x-rays would be used but instead infrared light which passes through thin man made fabrics and bounces off of your skin to reveal what is underneath to a camera modified to pick up infrared light.
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    nukemaster , April 12, 2013 10:12 AM
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    With a slight modification google glass can be turned in to a type of x-ray specs although no x-rays would be used but instead infrared light which passes through thin man made fabrics and bounces off of your skin to reveal what is underneath to a camera modified to pick up infrared light.

    This can be done with many video cameras. Since this is a strip club, you don't need that :) 
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