There was an immeasurable distance between the quick and the dead: they did not seem to belong to the same species; and it was strange to think that but a little while before they had spoken and moved and eaten and laughed - W. Somerset Maugham
HARDWARE DESIGNER Google has sent a disappointing response to questions raised by a group of US congressmen about its Glass technology.
"I am disappointed in the responses we received from Google. There were questions that were not adequately answered and some not answered at all. Google Glass has the potential to change the way people communicate and interact," said Representative Joe Barton.
"When new technology like this is introduced that could change societal norms, I believe it is important that people's rights be protected and vital that privacy is built into the device. I look forward to continuing a working relationship with Google as Google Glass develops."
The congressmen put eight questions to Google CEO Larry Page, ranging from requests for detail about what data might be collected through whether non-users can opt out of being recognised by its technology.
The caucus has reproduced the response letter (PDF) that it received from Google. The web firm answered their questions, though perhaps the congressmen think that it danced around them.
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