A woman posted on her Facebook page that she was attacked by fellow patrons as a result of wearing her Google Glass in a local San Francisco bar on Friday. Sarah Slocum posted that while wearing the device she was confronted by two women and then had the wearable device ripped from her face by a man.
“OMG so you’ll never believe this but… I got verbally and physically assaulted and robbed last night in the city, had things thrown at me because of some *** Google Glass haters …”
From witness reports, it appears many people were interested and excited to see the new technology in action however others nearing the “last call” expressed concern about being video recorded in public which prompted a fight outside the bar between another man and Slocum’s male companion. Slocum recovered the Google Glass device but was also robbed of her purse and phone, which have not yet been recovered.
It seems apparent that this is not the first or the last report of concerns when individuals wear Google Glass in public, as Google has recently published a “How not to be a Glasshole” guide. Geeks pay heed.