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At this point, for privacy reasons, a facial recognition app is still rumored and spoken of in hushed tones.
However, it's hard to imagine such a feature will stay non-existent for long.
Whether it's an opt-in environment, or one that automatically detects identities with online sources, the future could come where you can board an airplane wearing Glass and it could identify nearly every passenger on board.
As Redmond harshly puts it, "privacy is a thing of the past." As well, he says, the devices are just going to get smaller and better.
Earlier this year, Google co-founder Sergey Brin walked onstage before a large crowd, looking down and poking at his smart phone. The audience was aghast at the sight of Brin phone-fiddling, while leaving the expectant crowd waiting.
Brin went on to explain it as an example and criticism of current smart phone usage, with people hunched over and looking down at their phones, instead of each other.
Glass could pull users away from their clunky devices, he claimed, and have them finally looking at each other.
Author's Note: Thanks to the Northwest Media Collective for sharing their Google Glass.
Tuesday, August 04, 2015
Friday, July 10, 2015
BY DAN COOK
The Affordable Care Act has triggered a rush on health care plan redesign, a process fraught with hidden costs and consequences.
Wednesday, August 19, 2015
BY AMY MILSHTEIN
Training, from the mundane to the sublime, bolsters companies and workers in an uncertain world.
Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Oregon's roads are crumbling, and revenues from state and local gas taxes are not sufficient to pay for improvements. We asked readers if the private sector should help fund transportation maintenance and repairs. Research partner CFM Strategic Communications conducted the poll of 366 readers in February.
Wednesday, August 19, 2015
BY GARY THILL | PHOTOS BY JASON E. KAPLAN
A storied institution climbs down from the ivory tower.
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BY JASON E. KAPLAN | STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER
You may have noticed the photos of our rural health innovators departed from the typical Oregon Business aesthetic.
Tuesday, July 28, 2015
BY JASON NORRIS
Uncertainty in Greece and China, along with potential interest rate hikes mean investors are looking at the market and nervously questioning where they should be invested.
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Yesterday, a divided National Labor Relations Board dropped another hammer on the employer community. In a long-awaited and much debated move, the Board jettisoned the decades old standard for determining when two independent businesses should be considered joint employers of an individual worker for collective bargaining purposes.
Transforming the culture of Oregon’s educational leadership.
The Board dismissed a petition related to efforts to unionize the Northwestern University football team.
Oregon Sick Leave is here, and changes to the federal white-collar worker regulations are on the way. This workshop will prepare you for both. We invite you to participate in an interactive discussion on how to start planning now for the future impact on your operations and finances.
Presented by OEN + CENTRL + YESpdx.
This Roundtable will cover numerous issues under the employer "shared responsibility" rules of the Affordable Care Act, including how to track the "full-time" status of variable-hour employees, temporary or seasonal employees, and employees who experience a change in status or a break in service. Additionally, we will provide a brief overview of Code sections 6055 and 6056, which require most mid-sized and large employers to submit their first information reports to the IRS in early 2016 regarding the health insurance coverage being offered to employees. We invite you to participate in an interactive discussion on how to prepare for the future impact of the shared responsibility rules on your operations and finances.