An anthropologist on Facebook’s new “Ray-Ban Stories” glasses

With this product, writes anthropologist Sally Applin in MIT’s Technology Review, “Facebook is claiming the face as real estate for its own technology. The glasses will become a perpetual viewfinder, emphasizing each wearer’s perspective over the experience of being in any group. As a result, people wearing them may be more drawn to capturing scenes from their unique point of view than actually participating. Also, since more than one person at a time might be wearing the glasses in any given group, this effect could be magnified, and social cohesion could be further fragmented.”