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72% of Americans Don't Want Google Glass, Not 'Cuz It's Ugly

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AdWeek reports that 72% of Americans surveyed by research firm Toluna have no interest in Google Glass—not because they're dorky looking and not because they're really expensive, but because of privacy and safety concerns.

Those concerns escalated when one Glass owner caused a hubbub in a San Francisco bar when she apparently recorded patrons without their knowledge. Also, federal agents dragged a Glass-wearer from a movie theater recently in Columbus, Ohio, and accused of trying to pirate the movie he was watching. So yeah, even if they were super cute and less expensive, it's likely there's no risk of a rush on Google Glass inventory.
72% of American's Won't Wear Google Glass Because of Privacy Concerns [AdWeek]
Google Glass Martyr Has a Potty Mouth and Restraining Orders [Racked SF]
Woman Attacked for Wearing Google Glass at SF Bar [Racked SF]