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Wearable Display Legend Steve Mann gets Attacked at Paris McDonald's

Jul 17 2012, 6:43am CDT | by , in News | Technology News

Wearable Display Legend Steve Mann gets Attacked at Paris McDonald's

Dr. Steve Mann pioneered augmented reality with obsession. He is wearing his Digital Eye Glass at all times, even on vacation. This turned out to be a problem at a McDonald's restaurant in Paris.

Steve Mann is calling the internet for help getting attention from McDonald's. According to a blog post by Dr. Steve Mann (former MIT professor), his Digital Eye Glass system got destroyed by employees at a McDonald's restaurant in Paris. Steve Mann wears his wearable glasses basically permanently sincd 34 years. Apparently they did not like to be recorded. Steve Mann posted some photos of the attackers the glasses recorded.

The system shown in the photo above, Steve Mann is wearing since 13 years. Augmented reality got hip again with the new Google Glass project. Looks like Google will have to attach a warning sign to Google Glasses: "Do not wear in McDonald's Restaurants."

Steve Mann just wants his expensive custom augmented reality glasses fixed and McDonald's needs to pay for it. 

Read the full story of Steve Mann's McDonald's encounter.

Slashgear got a response from McDonald's to the report that says McDonald's is investigating the incident, but has no answer yet.

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