So I was watching this video Google Glass - The First Fight & Arrest Caught on Glass - July 4 Wildwood, NJ boardwalk and thinking about how google is slowly bringing about a dystopian future. Their maps app and android phone can allow you to be tracked wherever you go. Your email can easily be read by authorities, and plus to link all of your associations together. Google docs gives them a window into your business, finances, papers, and whatever you might create a spreadsheet for. Google search can clue them in to what you are curious and thinking about. Google glass, if adopted by 0.1% of the population would provide a perfect monitoring system for crowds of people. Their automatic car driving thing they are working on for cars could one day take away your control of getting around.
All of these things are amazing steps forward for communication and empowerment, but they also put huge amounts of trust in a single entity which will have no choice but to bow to government pressures.
Client side cryptography where all data stored in the cloud is encrypted is the only way to prevent government snooping. It would be great to see a company focused on following google's lead on easy communication tools, but with a layer built in for customer protection that cannot be undermined by the company itself.
Tonight, I was testing out the extended video recording option with Google Glass on the Boardwalk of Wildwood, New Jersey. I walked right into the tail end o...