These buds have microphones, obviously.
I do not want my voice captured by random folks on the street without my consent and sent to Alexa.
How will opt-in looks like for such systems?
You would be surprised how often I see the Alexa device lighting up because it thinks some dialogue on TV has triggered its “Alexa... “ behavior. The number of false positives is not small. At least once per day.
Fortunately, I don’t think the device asks “sorry, I didn’t catch that” anymore since they added quiet mode.
That's a LOT of shaming, when here I thought we were already shaming people quite sufficiently/too much... :-/
Honestly, never quite got the hate on Google Glass - they merely made it obvious and convenient, what so much accepted technology already does anyway :-/
Echo Frames... apparently, not enough shaming;)
So yes, I think clearly saying "I think you are stupid for wearing google glasses and I will not have a beer with you as long as you do" is a mature response. At that point they have to decide if they want to have google glasses or friends.
Disagree. If I had a friend who seriously called me stupid, I'd think they're an asshole, not mature. I'd say "I don't feel comfortable around that device, would you mind putting it away while we have a beer?" is mature.
Making something about someone else, or trying to control others' actions, is not mature. Communicating your needs and concerns is where it's at.
Amen. Thankfully, hackernews are the smart people.
As to whether it's appropriate... social opprobrium can often be a less worse way to deal with a problem than ignoring it or going to the law.
And it could be positive; when someone dislikes how a person is behaving, they tend to form a caricature of that person. By confronting them, they're forced to deal with a real person who will defend their behavior, and it tends to replace that caricature with a more nuanced view.