Cyborg beaten up by McDonalds-Staff in Paris
Steve Mann gilt als Vater des „Wearable Computings“ und als „Worlds first Cyborg“. Der Mann rennt seit 30 Jahren mit Augen-Optimierungs-Gadgets rum und seine derzeitige „Brille“ gilt als Vorbild für Googles Glasses, das Teil ist fest an seinem Kopf angebracht. Oh, und er wurde vor ein paar Tagen von drei Angestellten eines Pariser McDonalds vermöbelt, weil denen seine Cyborg-Brille nicht passte und die Bilder aus dem Buffer seiner Videobrille belegen den Vorfall. The Future of Crime Witnessing is right there:
In June of 2012, my wife, children, and I just traveled to Paris, France, for our summer vacation, in order to give our children the opportunity to learn true Parisian French (we have them enrolled in French immersion at school). […] my family and I seated ourselves in the restaurant right by the entrance, so we could watch people walking along Avenue Champs Elysees while we ate our meal.
Subsequently another person within McDonalds physically assaulted me, while I was in McDonand’s, eating my McDonand’s Ranch Wrap that I had just purchased at this McDonald’s. He angrily grabbed my eyeglass, and tried to pull it off my head. The eyeglass is permanently attached and does not come off my skull without special tools.
[update] Forbes: McDonald’s Staff Denies ‘Physical Altercation’ With Cyborg Scientist: „a McDonald’s spokesperson writes to me in a statement that ‘several staff members involved have been interviewed individually, and all independently and consistently expressed that their interaction with Dr. Mann was polite and did not involve a physical altercation. Our crew members and restaurant security staff have informed us that they did not damage any of Mr. Mann’s personal possessions.’“