A strange humming sound comes from the sky. You look up and notice a drone hovering there with a camera pointing right at you. What would you do?
What if it wasn’t a drone? What if you were sunbathing on the beach and noticed some guy walking around wearing a Google Glass headset, apparently recording everyone? Will it piss you off? How about someone checking Facebook on their smartphone during a movie? Taking a call during dinner? Will these things make you angry enough to attack someone?
Believe it or not, all of this latest technology — and how people are using it — has led to real violence.
In this article, I’m going to share three shocking stories of people attacking gadget-loving techs. Are these anti-tech Luddites rage issues or justified privacy activists?
Don’t fly over that drone!
Dave Parrack was quite shocked at how cruel most of the readers were! Is this the exception or the rule? Well, if the events in Connecticut during the Spring were any indication, that’s the rule.
Austin Howat, 17, made the mistake of flying his quadcopter drone over Hammonasset State Park in Madison, Connecticut. Part of the flight itinerary included a beach cruise along the edge of the park. The scenery he caught while flying was really cool.
The only thing Austin didn’t plan on was getting attacked by 23-year-old Andrea Mears because she assumed the only reason he was flying a drone over the beach was to enlarge her stunningly gorgeous body. (why else is a 17 year old Boy flying a drone over the beach, am I right?)
After she approached Austin about the drone and accused him of «taking a close look at people in bikinis,» she called the police. Shortly after he hung up with the dispatcher, the 23-year-old began punching and scratching the teenager, pinning him to the ground and tearing his shirt. She is heard calling him «the little pervert» and saying, «I’ll break your nose.» In a recorded video he filmed, he was seen wincing in pain and yelling, «Stop attacking me!» all event
The irony is that the cops almost arrested the boy based on the woman’s story that he attacked her. It wasn’t until he pulled out his secret weapon — the videotape of the entire attack — that the police finally arrested the woman.
Turn off Google Glass please
In February, a woman was literally attacked in a San Francisco bar for wearing one. It happened in a Molotov bar when tech writer Sarah Slocum made the mistake of showing someone how a typeface works. Before long, the two women—obviously paranoid about being videotaped with a headset—became angry at Sarah for using it in public. Controversy reached a minimum when one man ripped the Google Glass off Sarah’s face and left the bar.