Holding a phone in texting position and videoing position is a very different thing.
And going about your business while wearing Glass vs staring at someone to get a steady shot are also different things.
Also, see again re: it being visible from the other side of the display whether the camera app is up and running video.
Sounds like you are quite a punchable person.
Hasn't happened yet. Then again, I'm also a big guy (with a friendly public demeanor) wearing loose clothing in a concealed-carry state.
I honestly don't know how much that last bit contributes; ought to find out on moving next year.
It's more of a provocation than a defence.
There's a longer discussion there, but one better suited to happen over a beer than in a public forum.
None of which makes either spy-camera's or Google Glass' recording facility any more acceptable.
Okay -- enough of the theoretical; down to the personal. I'm a commuter cyclist. A very, very law-abiding commuter cyclist (last group ride I went on, the only person quite as meticulous was a LAB instructor). I damn well have cameras, one in obvious view (making the recording I do not surreptitious), others less so (with a circular buffer being recorded over until/unless an impact is detected or manual trigger pressed), and if someone objects? Fuck you. My safety (and ability to demonstrate fault or chain-of-events in court) trumps the reasonable expectation you don't have of being unrecorded in public.
And if you want to throw a punch over being recorded? Better be sure you really did get every device.
I doubt that. Someone who's (say) texting rather than eating might be ejected, but certainly not punched.
And one can tell what's on a Glass user's screen, and whether it's video. Not from a distance, necessarily, but certainly from punching range.
You dismissed out of hand real conditions in China, which I addressed, because they're like, you know, the fucking topic.
YOU brought up the topic of movie production being included in GDP. I addressed it because YOU brought it up, asshole.
I brought up specifics vs. aggregates because YOU started talking about the steel industry for no reason.
I addressed YOUR points, which often were off the original topic, and you fault ME for addressing YOU?
Then you foe me. Wow. That's special. Consider it mutual, you ignorant, time-wasting shithead.
Signed, Emmett Watson
P.S. If you really want to understand Seattle, you better start watching reruns of Almost Live.
GDP should contain movie production costs. Do you even know what GDP is? What makes you think making a movie and selling it is ultimately any different from making a John Deere tractor and selling it? It's the economy, stupid. Even if US GDP is fudged slightly (which could be said of practically any economic metric), the PRC's is drastic. At least 5%, and when you're talking about the second largest economy on Earth, that's hundreds of billions of dollars.
What point is there on zooming in on x or y industry? Sure there are growth sectors in any country, but we're talking about aggregates. I mentioned that the growth in usage of electricity in China doesn't match GDP because, most economists agree, electricity is one of those things that goes up in demand commensurate to the growth in all other sectors, because basically everything needs energy to run. As for specific economists, I'm not paid to be your research bitch. I've spent a lot of years following news and events in China, and if you really want to learn something do your own reading. The first several articles all deal with this issue.
BWAaaaaHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Oh wait, you're serious?
Do you have any idea what the debt load is of the provincial governments? Do you even know that provinces and other lower levels of the Chinese government are taxing their constituents months, sometimes years in advance to try to maintain solvency?
Do you know that the statistics on things like the expansion of electrical power usage do not line up in any even remotely sane way with the CCP's claims of GDP growth and many economists believe that their rate of growth is now the same as the stagnant West?
Do you know anything about the economic reality in China at any level above shit you make up to promote your pet theories?
The PLA and PLAAF are sizable, formidable forces, and a land war with China would be a nightmare, but the PLAN is a joke, at least to the US. To the small navies of its neighbors, it's serious business, but then they all ultimately depend on US intervention for defense anyway. SEATO4EVAR