Wearables are getting all the headlines at the moment, future headlines will be all about embeddables, tiny computing devices implanted inside your body that monitor your health improve your functioning and connect you to the digital world.
There is currently a lot of buzz in technology and design circles about wearables, living services, the Internet of Things, smart materials. As designers working in these realms, we’ve begun to think about even more transformative things, envisioning a future where evolved technology is embedded inside our digestive tracts, sense organs, blood vessels, and even our cells. Everyday objects will become responsive and predictive, connecting us to the data sphere and reducing the distance between our skin and the surfaces of the made world. What we see further out, beyond the realm of wearables and implants is the future symbiosis of the human body and the machine.