The latest is driving in the US state of West Virginia. Gary Howell, a Republican in the West Virginia legislature, has proposed law HB 3057 which, if passed, will make it illegal to use Google Glass -- or any other "wearable computer with a head-mounted display" -- while driving a car in the state.
Of the decision, Howell said to tech publication Cnet: "I actually like the idea of the product and I believe it is the future, but last legislature we worked long and hard on a no-texting-and-driving law. It is mostly the young that are the tech-savvy that try new things. They are also our most vulnerable and underskilled drivers.
We heard of many crashes caused by texting and driving, most involving our youngest drivers. I see the Google Glass as an extension."
As well as creating concern in West Virginia and prompting an outright ban at the 5 Point Cafe -- the owners of the Seattle diner announced on March 11 that it was becoming the world's first cafe to ban people from wearing the headset on its premises -- others have also reacted negatively to the headsets and their wearers. Stop the Cyborgs, a London-based pressure group, was founded directly in response to the Google Glass project and the impact the headset could have on societal norms and a growing sense that Google is moving closer towards a "1984"-style Big Brother.
As well as offering a free-to-download headset ban graphic for people to display in their offices, homes and shops, the group is calling on people to make their property and place of work a surveillance device free zone by asking people to switch off their devices; to engage with their local politicians on the subject; and form local groups focused on the ban and on generating debate and discussion within different communities.