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Wearable Computers Should Never Have Cameras

The early inventors of wearables all told me — ‘Don’t put a camera on that thing!’

Behold Facebook’s new Ray-Ban “smart” glasses — with two cameras, so you can feed pix to their feed all day long

Over a decade ago, I began reporting on “wearable computing.” Back in the ‘90s and ‘00s, this meant interviewing DIY hardware hackers who’d built their own rigs.

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Clive Thompson

Clive Thompson

I write three times a week about tech, science, culture — and how those collide. Writer for NYT mag/Wired; author of “Coders” and “Smarter Than You Think”

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