Skift Take

You can read this story and, given the privacy implications, almost think it is a hoax. Sure, people can already take their smartphone cameras into public restrooms, but if you can indeed wink and take a photo with Google Glass, then there is literally nowhere to hide.

The future came crashing down on me this week at the Google I/O developer conference while I stood at a bathroom urinal.

I had just wrapped up a conversation with a man who owned a pair of Google’s Internet-connected glasses, Google Glass. He had explained that one of the gadget’s greatest features is the ability to snap a photo with a wink. “It’s amazing, you just look at something, wink your eye and it just takes a picture,” he said enthusiastically.


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Photo credit: Larry Page, Google's co-founder and chief executive, seemed an exception to the rule when he went Google Glass-less during the keynote presentation at Google I/O 2013 in San Francisco, Wednesday, May 15, 2013. Jeff Chiu / Associated Press

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