As Google announced, Glass will not allow face recognition.
There goes the primary reason that might’ve made me consider them. You see, like so many people, I have a fairly bad memory for names and personal details, unless I know someone quite well. I do, however, have an excellent memory for faces. I known without fail when I’ve met someone before. I just can’t for the life of me recall their name or where we’ve met.
Glass had the potential of solving that.
Privacy? What privacy? I don’t want your Facebook page, I only want a recall of the things you told me about yourself last time we met.
So what does this ban accomplish? There are already apps in development that will identify you based on other data and as long as I can recall your name, pretty much anything is going to be par for the course.
It’s privacy theatre, the new kid in town after security theatre, and it is more of the same. Rules on stuff based on the fear value, instead of what really matters.