Project Glass isn’t even in the hands of many people yet and places are already banning it. We’ve heard of some local places around the country banning Google’s Project Glass, mostly coffee shops and bars. This time Caesars Palace is banning it. A casino spokesman told Computerworld that people wearing the new futuristic-looking gadget will not be allowed into the casino.
“Gaming regulations prohibit the use of computers or recording devices by persons who are gambling,” said Gary Thompson who is a spokesman for the casino in an email to Computerworld. He went on to say “Therefore, individuals wearing Google Glass would not be allowed to gamble. If they attempted to do so, would be subject to arrest under various state gaming regulations.”
Most of you probably know that gamblers have tried to use computers and recording devices to gain an unfair advantage when playing at various tables. So there’s nothing new here. “There have been numerous incidents around the country in which people have used computers or cameras secreted elsewhere to keep track of cards in blackjack games,” Thompson said. “When they were caught, they went to jail.”
So there’s another place you’ll have to take off your Glass. It’s unfortunate, but with new technology comes plenty of questions and banning of that technology in many different places. Google said;
“It’s early and we are thinking very carefully about how we design Glass. New technology always raises new issues,”
“Our Glass Explorer program, which reaches people from all walks of life, will ensure that our users become active participants in shaping the future of this technology,”
As we noted earlier, Caesars Palace isn’t the first to say “No Glass!”. Hopefully we won’t see this becoming a trend throughout the country, but it could very well happen. How many of you are surprised that Glass is being banned in so many places?