Google Glass might be able to open your garage door, but you might not be able to wear it behind the wheel

google-glass-patentI know that I am all excited about Google Glass, and I have just that a new patent filing is showing that this head-mounted viewing system might be used to control objects.

Just imagine being able to look at an object, select it on Google Glass, and take it over. Think copy machine, coffee maker, alarm system, television, refrigerator, or garage door.

Of course, it won’t work on the garage door as you drive up. Apparently, some bill in West Virginia has been proposed that will make it “illegal to drive while using a wearable computer with heat mounted display”. Yes, Google Glass apparently prompted this bill.

Considering that one cannot use items like an iPod or smartphone behind the wheel, I am not too surprised that someone is proposing the idea of not wearing Google Glass in the driver’s seat. Although it would come in handy for getting directions, I can totally see how some people might misuse Google Glass, very easily. Do you really want the next accident to happen because some idiot was watching a video on his or her Google Glass?

I mean, I can totally see Google Glass being used on say, a date. In fact, someone else has. I have that video after the jump.

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