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The Daily Show Mercilessly Mocks Google Glass Wearers and the ‘Discrimination’ They Face

By Hanssie on June 16th 2014

When Google Glass was released last year, it was met with both excitement and criticism. Yes, admittedly it looks a little ridiculous, because how does one make a computer being worn on the face look, well, cool? The technology, though, is impressive, but then again, I have access to all of that technology in the palm of my hand. Literally.

Our editor in chief, Post Production Pye got one to play with and he liked it. Even brides are wearing it while walking down the aisle, so maybe I may have missed out something. Or I am just too vain to wear it? It may be a matter of time before a photographer shoots a full wedding with it. In any case, I may not be the only one that thinks they are a little funny looking.


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In this hilarious, satiric 5 minute segment on the Daily Show last week, correspondent Jason Jones sits down for an investigative look at the ‘discrimination’ faced by Google Glass explorers. “Magellan was an explorer. Chuck Yeager was an explorer. You guys have a f*****g camera on your face,” mocks Jones. Interviewing a panel of 6 Google Glass wearers, each had a story to tell about being harassed or mistreated while wearing the $1,500 face computers.

Then Jason Jones decides to “walk in their shoes” and then a DIY Google Glass for a spin. Strapping on a contraption with his cell phone attached near his cheek and a disposable camera to his forehead, Jones goes on the street to experience this ‘discrimination’ for himself. And it’s pretty funny, in the usual sarcastic manner that viewers of The Daily Show have some to know and love.

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Check it out for yourself:

What do you think? Is Google Glass the technology of the future? Who’s going to be the first to photograph a wedding with Glass? Comment below and Happy Monday!

[Via The Verge/The Daily Show]


Hanssie is a Southern California-based writer and sometimes portrait and wedding photographer. In her free time, she homeschools, works out, rescues dogs and works in marketing for SLR Lounge. She also blogs about her adventures and about fitness when she’s not sick of writing so much. Check out her work and her blog at Follow her on Instagram

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  1. Graham Curran

    This video only plays in the United States. :(

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  2. Matt Walsh

    This was so funny. Hit the nail on the head. I used to think Google Glass was a joke. Then I saw what RYOT does with them to help relief victims. They put them on people who have suffered from major disasters so you can see what they’re feeling, as a result, they raise a ton of money for the cause because it’s so personal when you see it.

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  3. Osvaldo Rivera

    I still don’t get why people feel so harmed when filmed or photographed. I mean, there are mexican natives (tarahumaras) that believe you may steal their souls by taking pictures but is everyone thinking like this? I mean, yes I get that a pedophile could photograph kids and do nasty stuff with those pictures but is that really harming others? Seriously, I’m just amazed by how people feel offended by just being recorded or photographed! That should not be a crime, the crime should be using that material against them or publishing it or many other things, not just the fact of taking video or pictures.

    Also, light has to bounce from an object to be seen. It’s like sexual flashers that expose their nudity to others, that is a crime but exposing yourself towards others visual field or recording devices is not a crime?! WTF?! People need to address their insecurities. OF COURSE I know this is an issue of ignorant people and won’t be fixed in many hundreds or thousands of years. Majority is always ingnorant, and that is sad.

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    • Daniel

      I believe the bigger issue here is that the tools exist currently that create these privacy and other voyeuristic problems. Yet its only when relatively new technology comes out it becomes an issue that resurfaces. If this is an issue people genuinely want to change then have it be a discussion at all times.

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  4. Nickk

    Those nerds should wear it during sex also.
    Just in case they don’t want to miss any email.

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