Google Glass To Be Banned When Driving, Says ‘looking at little computers’ Endangers You

It seems that it was not enough having a woman fined while driving with her Google Glass on, or a man arrested while wearing Glass in a cinema. We now hear that a ‘lawmaker’ from Wyoming wants to ban Google’s gadget.

Recent news reads that a Wyoming state senator has become the latest legislator to introduce a bill that would effectively ban Google Glass while driving. A bill has been issued and is currently voted upon when the state’s legislature reconvenes next month. The bill can be viewed here.

“No person shall operate a motor vehicle on a public street or highway while using a wearable computer with head mounted display, or while using a handheld electronic wireless communication device to write, send or read a text-based communication.” a paragraph from the bill states.

It also appears that the “while using a wearable computer with head mounted display, or” fragment has been underlined and written in red. Is Google Glass such a threat? Or maybe law enforcement officers don’t want to be filmed when pulling over their ‘victims’. Either way, what’s next? The ban of bluetooth earpiece or other hands free gadgets?

“Common sense would tell you that you really don’t need to look at a little computer while driving, that it endangers you, your passengers and other drivers,” Sen. Floyd Esquibel (D) told Reuters on Wednesday.

Mr. Esquibel’s statement does make sense, up to the point where a ‘little computer’ and ‘looking at a screen’ becomes confusing. Does this mean we are committing a felony by using GPS navigational systems, either mounted or integrated in the car’s dash-board? That can also be considered a ‘little computer’ which we require in order to navigate to our destination. Even more, Google Glass could have helped drivers look straight ahead while having the GPS in their sight at all times. Wouldn’t that make more sense? Apparently not.

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Justin Carter Out On Bail After Anonymous Person Posted $500,000 Bail

When does your online life become your real life? Always, apparently. As a bonus anything you do in your life, especially any felony actions will stay to haunt you forever! Justin Carter, 19 and a gamer at heart was placed in jail and given a $500,000 bail for making a comment.

“Oh yeah, I’m real messed up in the head,” “I’m going to go shoot up a school full of kids and eat their still, beating hearts.” Making this comment on Facebook after a League of Legends match.

Not only is the comment considered a “Terroristic Threat” or “Criminal Threat” in some places, it can carry a 10 year prison sentence. Carter has already spent nearly four months in jail awaiting trial. Making a comment, sometimes even taking a single action could place the title of Felon over your name for the rest of your life in the United States, there are no second chances.

For those of you who are gamers, most likely know that what he said is just trash talk, and anyone in their right mind would likely know that he was not serious. After making the comments Carter supposedly followed the comment with “lol” and “JK”, which stand for Laugh Out Loud, and Just Kidding.

Much trash talk from gamers or anyone online for that matter, many times consist of homophobic, racist, threatening and sexist remarks. While many websites, and even games give you a feature to report said comments, or even posts, someone felt the need to report this comment to the police.

For those of you who have heard about this before, and are following the case, you might be interested in learning that Carter has been released from jail. According to Kotaku an anonymous person posted the $500,000 bail. If found guilty, Carter could spend up to 10 years in prison, and carry the lifetime title of felon, not a title that you earn from a video game, but a title you earn in real life. One that will likely haunt him for the rest of his life. If he does earn this title, he will likely be forced to work a dead end job, and be judged by everyone he meets for the rest of his life.

In the State of Texas a “Terrorist Threat” is a third-degree felony.

Do you feel that Carter deserves to earn the title of a felon, and serve a lengthy prison sentence. Or do you think he should be free?

Image courtesy of Christian Post.