We’re still months away from the general public getting their hands on Google Glass, but that hasn’t slowed efforts to make using the product as safe as can be – or to put limits on where people think it should be used. Gary G. Howell, a member of the West Virginia House of Delegates, recently introduced a bill that would make it illegal to wear Google Glass while driving a car. Afraid Glass would cause similar problems as texting and driving, Howell saw it as his duty to protect himself and others from potentially distracted drivers on the road. Howell said it’s unlikely that the bill would pass legislation this year, but this is a battle that Google is eventually going to have to fight down the road. When will wearing Glass be okay? Where will it be prohibited? With the first round of Glass users receiving their units shortly, we’ll be hearing more stories like this in the coming months. I wonder if Mr. Howell actually knows what a heads-up display is?
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Shelly Palmer is the Professor of Advanced Media in Residence at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and CEO of The Palmer Group, a consulting practice that helps Fortune 500 companies with technology, media and marketing. Named LinkedIn’s “Top Voice in Technology,” he covers tech and business for Good Day New York, is a regular commentator on CNN and writes a popular daily business blog. He's a bestselling author, and the creator of the popular, free online course, Generative AI for Execs. Follow @shellypalmer or visit shellypalmer.com.