SYSTEMS: Google Glass, the iWatch, and no doubt plenty more to come - the crazy world of wearable technology. But as the big boys of the technology world wade in with products, only now are the ramifications for this (literal) ability to be connected constantly being realised. And perhaps not for the better. Read the full story on MIT Technology Review.
Ever talk to someone at a party or conference only to discover they're constantly scanning the room, looking this way and that, perhaps finding you boring, perhaps looking for someone else?
Doesn’t the person realize that you notice?
Welcome to the brave new world of wearable computers, which will tread within the uneasy space bounded by continual distraction, continual diversion of attention, and continual blank stares along one border; and focused attention, continual enhancement, and better interaction, understanding, and retention along the other.
Google’s latest hardware toy, Glass, which has received a lot of attention, is only the beginning of this challenge.
Actually, it isn’t the beginning - this stuff has been around for over a decade.
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NB:Google Glass image via Shutterstock.