Developers have come up with an app for Google Glass, called Augmented Advocacy, that would display government wasteful spending in your field of vision, using Google’s head-mounted computer. Just stand next to a government building, and it will display information in the form of a Glass information card directly in your field of vision. The app knows where you are, but currently it works only in Washington DC.
This idea, on the surface, looks like a good idea. It gives the public an easy, quick view of how wasteful the government is with taxpayer’s money, although the information strictly comes from conservatives. This app would appeal to the Republican, but Democrats may not be very interested in this app. If it is successful, we may see a similar app come out that may have information submitted by left-wingers.
What’s not clear is how far this app will go. Will it display information for the public sector only in the future, or will it expand into the private sector as well? Will it be possible for the common Joe to upload information about, say, the price of houses in a neighborhood? What would it be like to have friends/coworkers/etc. know how much your house is just by using Glass. Sure, you can get this information online, but this information could be so much easier to access in the near future.