Google Glass Visits Guantanamo

Posted August 15, 2013 at 8:25am

Carol Rosenberg of the Miami Herald writes: “Google’s newest gadget has gone skydiving, been to the Arc de Triomphe in Paris, sat over the eyes of an artist doing a drawing and joined one naked tech enthusiast in the shower. Doctors at a Connecticut hospital are testing it, a Vegas strip club banned it and I brought it to Guantánamo.”

“It’s Google Glass, a computer with a camera that you wear like eyeglasses — a once unimaginable technological tool. It lets you glance up and see a news bulletin on its tiny screen or dictate an email. Ask it a question, out loud, and you’ll hear an answer in your ear.”

Rosenberg adds: “Just about the only place where I was thwarted in using it was while reporting at the U.S. Navy base at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba — in part because of the base’s backwater communications, and in part because it is a U.S. military censorship zone.”