Only if you value your privacy.  These pesky little life-recorders (my name, not theirs) will be hitting the streets sometime in early 2014.  Approximately 10,000 people are currently testing them across the country.  The concerns over privacy come from the fact that a camera is built into the glasses that allows the user to record pictures or video of things they see.  It is potentially the end of privacy when you leave your home.

In response to this concern, Google has said that they will not permit facial recognition apps and they say it’s obvious when someone is recording.  So the chances ob being recorded when you don't want to are minimized.

But, it’s reported in this article that some developers have already created an operating system that operates outside of Google and does have facial recognition software.

This device is obviously a concern for privacy advocates in Congress, but is also a concern for some private enterprises such as casinos, who have instituted an outright ban of them.

This whole issue of privacy, devices and the near-impulsive need to be doing something with every minute of every day, raises larger questions about our culture.  As my generation is more open about their lives than my parents’ generation (I’m 52), the current generation takes it even further.

Do young people (generally speaking) not see the invasion of privacy as an issue and unlike previous generations do they think that sharing events (almost all) that used to be private, is a good thing?  I sometimes think that the younger generation almost feels that an event is not worthy of value if you’re not sharing it somewhere on the internet.

This article relied on an August 11, 2013 article in the Los Angeles Times (as reported by Jessica Guynn) for its background.