A bar bans high-tech glasses to protect the privacy of its patrons even though the glasses aren't even available yet. Google Glass, not Glasses, are currently in development, but a low-end bar in Seattle, Wash. has formally announced their intention to prohibit the product from its establishment via a notice on their Facebook page, according to a Mar. 8, 2013 report by mynorthwest.com.
The Facebook warning reads, "For the record, The 5 Point is the first Seattle business to ban in advance Google Glasses [sic]. And [butt] kickings will be encouraged for violators."
Why would a bar ban the high-tech glasses when they haven't even hit the marketplace yet? The post-modern take on the humble pair of eyeglasses will enable the wearer to take photographs and videos as well as display social media and directions on the embedded viewer. For a bar whose patrons may wish their leisure activities to remain undocumented, the eyewear could pose a problem, and the ban could help their clientele feel more comfortable.
Should other bars ban the high-tech glasses, too, or is the ban too restrictive? Comments are welcome.