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Google Glass Explorer Ticketed In San Diego Featured On ‘The Daily Show’

Cecilia Abadie probably wasn't thrilled when a California Highway Patrol officer pulled her to the side of a San Diego freeway last year, issuing her the first-ever ticket for driving while wearing Google Glass. But she should've been. A traffic commissioner would later dismiss that citation and Abadie would soon get a much better kind of ticket — a ticket onto The Daily Show.

Last night's episode featured a segment on Google Glass Explorers and the "discrimination" they endure from a society hostile toward face computers. These six people have been kicked out of bars, denied service at cafes, even mugged — all for wearing a device that can surreptitiously record anyone in a user's line of sight.

The Daily Show's Jason Jones pulled no punches skewering his subjects here. But Abadie seems to have a sense of humor about the whole thing. On her Google Plus page, she wrote, "even when they made us look all serious, we were having a great time."

In the video below, Abadie is the one wearing a black T-shirt.

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Daily Show Google Glass Segment

Above: Cecilia Abadie was one of the Google Glass Explorers featured on the Daily Show.

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ph | June 13, 2014 at 10:20 p.m. ― 3 months, 2 weeks ago

I don't know what is more ridiculous... the people who are offended by Google Glass users, or how seriously the Glass users take themselves.

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