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Outrage builds as thousands of Google Glass eye-pieces become fused with the faces of users

Google_Glass_detailBy Simon Davies

In a bizarre incident described by scientists as “Frankenstinian”, the faces of thousands of Google Glass users have been chemically fused with the controversial technology.

The phenomenon took place just after midday EST Wednesday when Glass users in the US and Europe began reporting on Twitter that they were unable to remove the technology. It is believed more than ten thousand people have been affected.

A Google Glass victim broadcasts images as surgeons work to remove the technology

A Google Glass victim broadcasts images as surgeons work to remove the technology

Dr Gerald Stubbs, head of surgery at Georgetown University Hospital, last night confirmed that the Glass units had triggered a molecular bond between the hardware and the users’ flesh.

“We’ve never seen anything like this before. It’s as if the Glass units know the genetic code of each user and have fused with the skin” he said.

Dr Stubbs speculated that the Bone conduction transducers of the eye-ware had been loaded with highly sophisticated nanobots which sampled and analysed the user’s skin before “growing” into the flesh.

Google initially denied any knowledge of the incident, but was forced to make an admission after the leak of an internal memo instructing all Google staff to remove their Glass headware at precisely midday EST, minutes before units across the world simultaneously became active.

It would be like having a huge Borg army reporting in real time on everyone’s identity and activities,

In its initial press release last night Google claimed that the nanotechnology had not been authorised by the company and was the work of a “lone engineer”. However a whistleblower from the company’s “Black Ops” team confirmed that work on the fusion technology had been underway for more than three years.

“It wasn’t meant to become active this early”, he said. “The plan was to wait until Glass had a user base of a million people before we pushed the red button”.

The whistleblower also claimed that the fusion research was being conducted in partnership with the NSA, which had planned to covertly instal face recognition software into the Glass units. “It would be like having a huge Borg army reporting in real time on everyone’s identity and activities,” the whistleblower added.

Google’s executive chairman, Eric Schmidt, dismissed the international outrage as “hysteria”.

“If you’re doing something that you don’t want other people to see, then perhaps you should just shut up”, he said.