Adopting smart glasses responsibly: potential benefits, ethical, and privacy concerns with Ray-Ban stories

Muhammad Zahid Iqbal, Abraham G. Campbell

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Abstract

The adoption of innovative wearable technologies is potentially increasing as a new trend. Jumping into the augmented reality (AR) and Metaverse, Facebook (now known as Meta) launched smart glasses partnering with Ray-Ban sunglasses brand’s parent company EssilorLuxottica. Ray-Ban stories has several technical features for entertainment and socializing; more importantly, these features can be adopted in the future for more advanced wearable. However, these smart glasses also came with many ethical and privacy concerns along with their potential benefits. Furthermore, the unbridled deployment of these smart glasses brought several challenging questions for public social interaction when we will have more such devices in our lives. This short article has discussed the Ray-Ban stories’ ethical and privacy issues for social interaction and public places.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages3
JournalAI and Ethics
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 4 Apr 2022
Externally publishedYes

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