Although Google glass has sent shivers down the spine of every technology lover, there are other serious concerns that have begun springing up only to discourage the not only the product but the concept itself.
People like me would probably kill to get their hands on their own pair of Google glass purely for the sake of being able to own a piece of modern technology and maybe for the sake of Google Glass apps development.
So, where’s the problem?
The downside to the concept of having a Google Glass is the utter and vehement disregard for people’s privacy. I mean, think about it, once the product becomes out for sale, there will be hundreds of stalkers with Google Glasses and they could use this device to secretly film other people without their knowledge. Is there anything that can be done to stop such activities? I guess not. Of course until there is something at the most fundamental level that can curb such incidences.
Is the problem restricted to privacy?
It would have been alright if the problem was only limited to clicking pics and filming people, however, the larger picture clearly shows that with the kind of advancements being made in the field of Google Glasses application development, there is nothing that can’t be created.
I remember watching the series Sherlock Holmes and in one episode they show Professor Moriarty loot a bank with an iPhone app! I don’t know how feasible that is, but with Google Glass, many threats can be carried out seamlessly.
There are places of national interest where photography is banned; there are clubs, pubs and other places where a certain degree of privacy is enforced. Can Google Glass be banned from such places to avoid catastrophes? And if yes, then why buy a device that you can’t flaunt everywhere you go?
Google Glasses Apps Development
Google claims to have created special avenues which restrict some apps to be created. According to them, facial recognition apps won’t be allowed on it, however, we all know the word of hackers and how they can easily get around barriers.
The repeated question that we keep getting with respect to Google Glasses Application Development is whether it is safe for people to own one or even to be around someone who owns it. As a developer myself, I would personally love to sport a Google Glass regardless of how dorky it would make me feel, but the lack of an individual IP address makes it susceptible to cyber crimes such as voyeurism and other issues like movie piracy.
Is there a solution?
There’s always a solution for technological problems if you look hard. I guess, we all have to put in our best efforts in order to be able to create safety apps for the Google Glass that can be helpful in some or the other way. Until then we can wait for some intrinsic changes that Google makes in its newer version!