Google Glass is relatively new technology and has slowly started to make its way into the mainstream through early adoption by developers as part of Google’s Explorer program. That being said society has yet to adjust itself to the notion that one day Glass could become as commonplace as smartphones or tablets, and lately it seems that one particular restaurant in Seattle, the Lost Lake Café & Lounge, decided to give a patron by the name of Nick Starr who wore Google Glass in the establishment, an ultimatum in which he could remove his Glass or leave the restaurant. According to Starr, he stated that while the owner’s other restaurant banned Google Glass, there was no policy in this particular restaurant that said he couldn’t wear it.
What made it more ironic was the fact that the restaurant’s menu actually encouraged users to take photos and tag them using the #LostLake tag. The restaurant has since responded on their Facebook page with a statement clarifying the policies, albeit rather rudely, saying, “And if we ask you to leave, for God’s sake, don’t start yelling about your “rights”. Just shut up and get out before you make things worse.” This is actually the second time that the café’s owner, David Meinert, makes the headlines over a no-Glass policy. We had previously reported that Meinert’s other establishment, a bar, also banned Google Glass from being worn in their establishment.
Like we said Google Glass is relatively new technology that has slowly creeped into the mainstream, so it is understandable that some establishments might not be too willing to embrace it without fully understanding what it does and why it was created, but what do you guys think?