NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Google (GOOG - Get Report) started delivering the first batch -- probably a few hundred, at the most -- eyeglasses to the earliest adopters this week. Production and sales will ramp in stages in the coming weeks and months until they become generally available sometime within a year from now.Now, imagine that we could shift some parts of history by a year or two. Imagine that most people in public this week were wearing Google's eyeglasses, recording all audio and video almost all the time.
Imagine a group of 100 or 1,000 people on a city block recording audio and turning their heads while wearing Google glasses: There would be nothing left undiscovered by a forensic team. A perp would have to be silent (leaving no voice print) and wear a face mask or some other face-altering makeup. It would be a lot more difficult to escape the abundant video and/or audio evidence. I have written before about the creepy impact -- some would say negative -- resulting from everyone wearing Google's eyeglasses. But there is a positive side, too, and that is -- at a minimum -- crime prevention and resolution. Once most people start wearing Google glasses, there will be zero privacy in public. Everything you do in the presence of another person -- walk, talk, just stand there -- will be a matter of a database search. Meeting someone at a cafe just to chat in private? Forget about it. Several people wearing Google glasses will have recorded it -- audio and video.