Published On: Thu, Feb 20th, 2014

Google sets out the do’s and don’ts of Google Glass


GLASS, the funny looking but still ridiculously cool set of glasses with a computer inside now has an official Google guide for users on how not to be a “Glasshole”.

Google’s guide basically says: don’t be a perv when someone asks about that computer you’re happy to wear on your face.

But in a much nicer way. For example:

“[Don’t] Be creepy or rude (aka, a “Glasshole”). Respect others and if they have questions about Glass don’t get snappy. Be polite and explain what Glass does and remember, a quick demo can go a long way. In places where cell phone cameras aren’t allowed, the same rules will apply to Glass. If you’re asked to turn your phone off, turn Glass off as well. Breaking the rules or being rude will not get businesses excited about Glass and will ruin it for other Explorers.”

Google wants Glass to make it easier to explore and share the world around you and to also allow you to interact with technology without staring down at your phone and missing what’s happening in front of you.

“[Do] Explore the world around you. Glass puts you more in control of your technology and frees you to look up and engage with the world around you rather than look down and be distracted from it. Have a hangout with your friends, get walking directions to a fantastic new restaurant, or get an update on that delayed flight.”

The rest of the do’s and don’ts consist of things like using voice commands to take complete advantage of Glass and not to do stupid things like waterskiing, because, you know… water and electricity don’t mix.

Aside from the Explorer program, Google Glass has already been used to fight crime in New York and even by Virgin Atlantic staff to improve check-ins.

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