Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation
Top

Woman attacked for wearing Google Glass

rexfeatures-2599441e.jpg
7e5705d72e473503ecbf08c7dc2c2d3b.jpeg

A woman in San Francisco was attacked for wearing Google Glass in a bar.

The assault took place last weekend at a San Francisco 'dive' bar called Molotov's.

Tech writer Sarah Slocum was showing her friend how to use the device in the bar when three other patrons took offence to her using it.

She was approached by two women and a man who reportedly started an altercation and pulled the glasses from her face. While she managed to get back her Google Glass, both her phone and purse were stolen.

According to reports, Slocum was recording scenes inside the bar, which the assailants protested against. They also said Slocum and her tech-type friends were "destroying the city".

Slocum took to her Facebook page later on to discuss the attack. She also uploaded a video of what happened (all recorded on her Google Glass, natch).

However, according to witnesses the main reason why people were upset was because Slocum was recording people without their permission.

The tech industry in the area has face a backlash in recent months, as many residents feel that the influx of high-paid tech workers have migrated to the lower/working class areas and have driven up living costs, while destroying local diversity.

Google Glass was launched late last year and is essentially a computer you wear on your head. The device displays information in a smartphone-like hands-free format, that gives you access to the Internet. It also responds via voice commands.

(Image: Rex Features, Twitter)

Related

Untitled-2.jpg

New google doodle lets you hurdle

main-hero.jpg

Life hacks for the Stylist woman

memory-4.jpg

Technology Vs Brain: the evolution of memory

Comments

More

Serena Williams had the best response for reporter who criticised her

"Are you serious?"

by Sarah Biddlecombe
20 Jan 2017

Married at First Sight’s Caroline reveals truth about marriage to Adam

Steel yourselves, romantics

by Kayleigh Dray
20 Jan 2017

Listen to A-listers narrate the history of Planned Parenthood

“No woman can call herself free who does not own and control her body”

by Sarah Biddlecombe
19 Jan 2017

Wife Swap set to return with one-off Brexit special

What happens when a Remain voter finds herself living in a family of Brexit fans?

by Kayleigh Dray
19 Jan 2017

The 2017 Feminist Calendar: celebrate the sisterhood all year round

The future is female

by The Stylist web team
19 Jan 2017

Unicorn lattes are the new brunch trend taking over your Instagram

These healing concoctions are almost too pretty to drink

by Kayleigh Dray
19 Jan 2017

Will & Grace is officially coming back to TV and we can’t wait

NBC has ordered 10 new episodes of the iconic show to air later this year.

by Moya Crockett
19 Jan 2017

Men refuse to apply for jobs that use “feminine” words

They don't want to be "sympathetic" or "caring"

by Sarah Biddlecombe
19 Jan 2017

This new DIY divorce app vows to help you to ‘consciously uncouple’

Because there really is an app for everything nowadays

by Kayleigh Dray
18 Jan 2017

Rachel Court wants employers to watch for these abuse warning signs

A woman who survived being shot by her husband has shared a letter from her old boss, revealing the extent to which her partner controlled her life for years

by Kayleigh Dray
18 Jan 2017