The first of many more to come…
Cecilia Abadie appeared in court today to contest a ticket she received for driving while wearing Google Glass. The tech entrepreneur was dinged on October 30 under a California law that prohibits operating a motor vehicle while “a monitor, screen, or display is visible to the driver.” She was also speeding….
Adabie says her wearable computer was off while she was driving—or at least her lawyer says that there’s no way the highway patrol could tell if itwas on—but let’s be honest: People will be driving while using Google Glass very very soon, if they aren’t already. There are about 30,000 headsets in operation right now, with a broader release expected soon.
Peter Drucker once noted that if the automobile was invented today, it would never have become device we actually use, because there would be too many laws against it. A one-ton piece of metal speeding by your house at 30 mph while your kids are playing in your front yard? No way.
It’s going to get very interesting as government and cops try to enforce outdated laws on a populace with nearly invisible, wearable technology like Google Glass.