As a kid, if someone stared at me too long, my standard retort was, “Take a picture! It lasts longer.” Nowadays someone could easily take me up on that taunt and I’d never even know it. That’s because for only $42.00 anyone can purchase sunglasses that have a 2-megapixel camera/camcorder, built right into them. And for about thirty dollars more there’s a version with higher resolution and audio recording capability too.
Is that creepy, or what?
I don’t know about you, but I already feel like cameras capture my every move: at the ATM, at the self-service gas station, in every retail store. They’re perched on corner light posts and in parking lots too. It’s enough to make a person paranoid. But now with these spy sunglasses, random pedestrians on the street, shoppers in the grocery store, and even that weird man who hangs out at the library can sneakily record my movements. Not that I ever do anything wrong or even interesting, but still …
I don’t like it!
So, be forewarned. If someone seems to be staring at you through dark-tinted sunglasses and they reach up to fiddle with the earpiece, they could be taking your picture! I suggest you turn and walk away. And no matter what you do, keep your cool and resist the urge to scratch whatever may be itching. After all, once a video is posted on YouTube, it lasts a long time.
PS: I won’t post a list of places where spy sunglasses can be purchased, though a Google search will turn up enough styles, prices, and outlets to satisfy any James Bond wannabee.