I’m a big fan of new technologies in general, and the introduction of Google Glass has me really excited. Will I be able to afford one? No. Will most people? At $1500 for the current developer-oriented kit, I highly doubt it, unless you work somewhere on Wall Street. What intrigues me about Google Glass is it’s potential for human rights monitoring projects. Not to mention the other technologies that have become available in the global struggle for consistent and reliable accountability mechanisms.
Simmering conflicts around the globe have spawned numerous allegations of human rights abuse but are often areas of limited access. Continue reading