I’ve written numerous times about the dangers of social media use and how it can negatively impact court cases. Yet, this might be a small issue as compared to the role Google Glass is set to play.
The Fight Against Google Glass. Google Glass is a device created that is meant to look like a stylish pair of spectacles, while supplying many of the same advantages currently offered by smartphones. There are obvious advantages to carrying such impressive technology on one’s head. It will certainly make hands-free talking and texting easier than ever before, for instance. Despite these benefits, millions are protesting the release to the major markets for fear of what it will do to the American way of life. Many fear it will be an intense breach of privacy and will completely alter how people operate during their day-to-day life. Furthermore, there are those who fear it will lead to an entirely new range of sexual offenses, intellectual property theft, and a host of other similarly dangerous scenarios.
Social Media Taken too Far? In a personal sense, Google Glass will make it easier for all of us to be social. The ability to take video, capture photos, and upload it all seamlessly, while walking or driving down the road will certainly make this world even smaller. However, it may also prove a dangerous ability when it comes to negligence in a Tampa auto accident. Personal injury attorneys are already pulling photos and comments from social media to showcase the state of defendants at the time of an accident or to demonstrate that the injuries have not held plaintiffs back from normal activities. Imagine what information could be retrieved from Google Glass recordings. This could completely alter the way that court cases arrive at a conclusion, as evidence will be so readily available.
Video, Audio, Imagery. You don’t have to be wearing the Google Glasses for them to impact your case. The opposing individual, or even a witness to the events, could have captured everything while donning the eyewear. Images, video, and audio captured immediately prior to, during, or even after the accident could easily play a big part in the jury’s verdict.