Glass evangelists point to a Time piece from last spring, decrying fears of these new face-phones as unfounded. The author pointed to late-19th century paranoia that Kodak cameras would chip away at our personal space in public.
But Kodak cameras did play a part in that chipping, as did the next 120 years of advances in camera technology. Those gadgets melted into our lives. There are now whole websites devoted to making cruel fun of embarrassing photos of people taken in public likely without their permission or knowledge. At best, we take this behavior for granted; at worst, we laugh along with it.
Still, I perhaps naively thought that I could avoid the influence of Glass in my own life.
I looked up a lot of data about how the new tech boom is changing the Bay Area. And then I drew it.
This is the first installment of my new column at Medium about the Bay and technology. I hope you’ll read and share and etc. so they know how much everyone loves comics and they keep paying us to do them.