Las Vegas Strip Club Says 'No' to Google Glass
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.