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This Ad-Blocking Technology for Google Glass Is Dangerous and Should Be Banned

Meanwhile, Let's All Grab a Drink at 5 Point Cafe in Seattle

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How Google envisions Google Glass
How Google envisions Google Glass Credit: Google

The inevitable just happened: Somebody's developed rudimentary ad-blocking technology for Google Glass. Here is a top-secret image of the prototype that was leaked on image-sharing site Imgur earlier this afternoon. Already, leading experts -- such as me -- are expressing concerns about the safety of this device, if, for instance, worn while driving, operating heavy machinery and/or making miniature dollhouses.

Sorry, comedy isn't pretty! But easy visual jokes like this one -- combined with the recent news that a Seattle bar has become to the first establishment to announce a ban on Google Glass ("Ass kickings will be encouraged for violators," per the bar's Facebook page) -- suggest that the pre-backlash against Google's high-tech specs is only going to intensify leading up to the planned consumer launch later this year.

Simon Dumenco is the "Media Guy" columnist for Advertising Age. You can follow him on Twitter @simondumenco.

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