Canadian university professor and inventor of Eyetap, Steve Mann was assaulted this week at a McDonald's, whilst on holiday with his family in Paris, France. After purchasing their meals and sitting down by the window to watch the world go by three men came up to Mann and his family, assaulting the professor and throwing them out onto the street.
The three men seemed to be employees of McDonald's and took offence to having photographs taken in their establishment. But was Mann using a digital camera? Technically yes: the glasses have a failsafe mechanism which backs up the most recent images as photographs for use afterwards to track down perpetrators like these gentlemen.
In fact, Dr Steve Mann uses this aforementioned invention of his, which is permanently attached to the skull in order to aid sight. Mann was key to developing this technology and is often know as the “father of wearable computing,” before Google's Project Glass was even here.
Mann describes the ordeal on his blog, after neither McDonald's or the French authorities came to his aid.
"Because we'd spent the day going to various museums and historical landmark sites guarded by military and police, I had brought with me the letter from my doctor regarding my computer vision eyeglass, along with documentation, etc., although I'd not needed to present any of this at any of the other places I visited (McDonald's was the only establishement that seemed to have any problem with my eyeglass during our entire 2 week trip).
Subsequently another person within McDonalds physically assaulted me, while I was in McDonand's, eating my McDonand's Ranch Wrap that I had just purchased at this McDonald's. He angrily grabbed my eyeglass, and tried to pull it off my head. The eyeglass is permanently attached and does not come off my skull without special tools.
I tried to calm him down and I showed him the letter from my doctor and the documentation I had brought with me. After all three of them reviewed this material, and deliberated on it for some time, Perpetrator 2 angrily crumpled and ripped up the letter from my doctor. My other documentation was also destroyed by Perpetrator 1."
We await to hear further details about this story.
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