Google Glass and the Digital World

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Millions of people depend on Google to search, collect and organize data, for email and smart phones; and Google has found ways to turn all that information into billions of dollars. But Google has already demonstrated that what it gives it can take away. Now comes a new advance in personalized technology, Google Glass. Glance up and there's computer data in front of your eye. Ask a question, get an answer: Where's the bank or the restaurant?  How does this price compare?  But who am I talking to? That raises more questions than answers about privacy, social interaction and the influence of digital networks on daily life. Is Google Glass a step toward brain implants and computer control?  Is Google losing its cool?

Credits

Guests:
Liz Gannes - Re/code - @lizgannes, Gary Shteyngart - novelist - @Shteyngart, Andrew Leonard - Salon.com - @koxinga21, Justin Brookman - Center for Democracy and Technology - @JustinBrookman

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Anna Scott, Caitlin Shamberg, Gideon Brower