Probably the most discussed technological advancements since the iPhone was introduced, wearable technology embodies the unavoidable and fascinating era of enmeshing computers and advanced electronic technologies onto our selves – through accessories and clothing. In sci-fi speak – it is the biological integration of electromechanical elements for the benefit of the human self. Cyborgs, then.
In this article I will explore four key questions with wearables –
Will wearable technology make us more skilful?
Will it make us more connected?
Will it make us healthier?
Will it be stylish?
In each, I will strive to understand the potential and concern for technology in these areas and explore how effective this tech is at replacing something inferior, or not.