And strip out a lot of the utility of the device? Just because some people are unduly paranoid?
IMHO, the camera is good for both taking "landscape" photos of where I've been and in-app images that either aid, or are crucial to, the app itself.
If I were in Times Square, the wide angle lens of Glass makes it ideal for capturing the gravity of the place.
With Glass's camera I can read a foreign paper and get the gist of the article. Of course the grammar and colloquial speech andphrases are still a problem, but if I see a headline or a short story, I can get through it.
The camera is also good on foreign signage. I was recently in London and I could read everything! It was amazing!!!
(that was a joke) ;-)
Or how about reading bar codes to get nutritional value or price comparisons?
How about everything you use the camera on your phone for, other than pictures?
Again, my point is your phone camera is much more of a threat to personal privacy than Glass ever will be.
Let me repeat that, because you are completely failing to grasp or address that critical point.
A simple everyday cell phone camera, which most people have these days will most likely have higher resolution, telephoto capabilities, longer battery life, and the newer ones have image stabilization. They can be casually held in the hand and the user can make believe they are occupied doing something else... but actually filming you with laser precision. From all angles. Even the most creepy... the up-skirt shot. All the that is impossible with Glass.
The idea crossed my mind briefly to create a picture of me trying to take an up-skirt photo of my wife with Glass, just to capture the hilarity of the concept, but my disdain for such behavior forbids it.
Nobody is going to use purchase Glass to do what the free phone in their pocket can do ten times better. You keep ignoring this fatal flaw in your reasoning.