Technology brings about many great things, huge advances in science and medicine for example, but it also arouses plenty of questions governing it's morality and applicability to peoples privacy.

One thing I'm noticing recently is more and more law enforcement, government agencies, and military units are trialling Google Glass, and that makes complete sense. The possibilities that an augmented reality interface offers to those engaged in these lines of daily work is endless.

Things that I would predict would become "laissez faire"; facial recognition tethered to instant access of public profile information. Meeting strangers in public places and instantly having access to a huge amount of public unrestricted data "out there" on the internet. Facebook, LinkedIN, Spokeo.com information. There interests, the career history, likes, dislikes. But; if you're working in law enforcement, for the government or the military could that go even further? Tether facial recognition to criminal databases. Have instant access to a persons criminal record. Access to known terror suspects/FBI wanted list or just a huge amounts of data on potentially anybody and everybody?

It reminds me some what of Robo-Cop. A HUD display with friendly vs. enemy combatant information. Persons of interest/with outstanding warrant's. The potential to make that data instantly and seamlessly accessible via. Google Glass, or more recently MetaPRO will be amazing.

As much as it will significantly aid officials in their daily duties it does beg the question how much more of our privacy will we surrender to wearable technology. Some would argue that, that information already exists out there in the public domain but technology is driving this information to those seeking it in easier and more efficient ways.

Will we see a rise in the "internet underworld". More people seeking to hide their online identities. A rise in TOR/Darknet activity, even service providers offering an ability to go "off-grid" to mask your online profile?

I'm interested to see how this plays out!