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The Associated Press reports that when they finally hit the market and become commercially available, there will be at least one place where people wearing Google Glass - "tiny eyeglasses-mounted device capable of shooting photos, filming video and surfing the Internet" - won't be allowed.


According to the story, "The New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement issued a directive on Monday ordering Atlantic City’s 12 casinos to bar casino patrons from using the device ... Similar bans are in place at casinos in Las Vegas, Pennsylvania, Ohio and Connecticut, among other places."

It is believed - quite reasonably - that people using the wearable computers would be able to shift the odds in their favor. A practice otherwise known as "cheating."

It is hard to tell at the moment, but there is at least a possibility that there will be a plethora of places where people will be banned from using the wearable computers. Locker rooms, for example. Or rest rooms. I can imagine that there will be classrooms where teachers will ban them. And if states stop people from using handheld cell phones while driving, doesn't it follow that there will be questions raised about whether people can use them while at the wheel of a car?

Of course, in Google's case, it also is working on a self-driving car. So maybe there's some logic to its development patterns...
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