It wasn’t that long ago when Google’s motto “don’t be evil” was taken seriously by the general public. Nowadays we all know that Google has about as many scruples (or lack thereof) as any other major corporation. Their bottom line depends on targeted advertising, and that means that every product or service they provide is given to their customers with the sole intent of invading their privacy.
Which is why the public should be thoroughly alarmed by some of the products that Google plans to roll out in the future. If you thought Google Glass would present plenty of opportunities to invade the privacy of both the user and the bystanders who are caught on camera, then you should be a little freaked out by a patent Google filed two years ago, which was first publicized last week.
The patent is for an optical implant that would place a camera inside your eyeball. Just imagine a world where you have zero chance of knowing if someone is filming you. After every interaction with a stranger, you’d be left wondering if your conversation is about to wind up on Youtube. You might even start censoring your thoughts and conversations when in public.’