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West Va. First To Consider Banning Wearable Computers

Updated: Saturday, August 3 2013, 04:12 PM CDT

A future where we all wear computers as eyeglasses has hit a roadblock before they even hit the streets.  A Republican lawmaker in West Virginia has introduced a bill that would forbid drivers in that state from "using a wearable computer with head mounted display."  If that description sounds familiar, that pretty much describes the product Google announced last year called "Google Glass."  In case you haven't seen it, its main feature is a camera that lets you capture the world around you and share it on the web.  But you can also Skype with friends and retrieve info from the web including directions.  So you can see it would be super handy on a road trip.


West Virginia House Member Gary G. Howell tells C-Net that he's a fan of the technology; he just doesn't want to see young people using it behind the wheel.  Howell knows young people will most likely be the first to adopt this technology and he's seen the problem they have with texting while driving.  So he worries about having them share their field of vision with a computer screen.


39 States have banned texting while driving.  Howell wants West Virginia to be the first to ban… whatever this distraction might be called.  Meanwhile here in Texas we're still trying to keep our streets safe from texting while driving.  If you would like to join our effort go to keye tv dot com and look for no text zone under hot topics.


Link:


KEYE TV No Txt Zone   http://www.keyetv.com/news/features/ntz/

By Fred Cantu

West Va. First To Consider Banning Wearable Computers


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