Technology has been integrated into our daily lives thanks to smartphones, tablets, and social media. A new era has begun and could drastically change the landscape again. Wearable technology provides a way to extend the user experience and put even more data around your wrist or on your head. The line separating the lives we lead and the technology we use has become thin. It has enabled us to do even more with less.
A View From Google Glass
With the advancement of tools like Google Glass, a wearable computer that rests on your face like a pair of glasses, there seems to be no limit to the ability of wearable technology. Google Glass allows you to synch with your smartphone via Bluetooth, take photos, videos, offer directions, and search the Internet all using voice commands.
There are also other advances for this new technology, such as Melon, a headband that helps its wearer measure their ability to focus, then creates a report. These technologies have been created to improve our lives. There have been some that have tried and failed, like the Jawbone UP back in late 2011. The UP created an amazing amount of anticipation, with its ability to track calories, monitor steps, and chart sleep patterns. Sadly, it was one of the biggest product fails of 2011.
Put THIS Technology Around Your Melon
Since then, Fitbit has made a name for itself, along with the Nike FuelBand and the return of UP. Now, Google Glass is changing the game and potentially the way we live our lives, interact with others in, watch television, experience the Internet, and save and store data (a full list of details). If you plan on purchasing Google Glass, plan on spending $1,500. You can also personalize your glass. Here are some Google Glass accessories.Google Glass is surpassing the fitness aspect of wearable technology and integrates technology into every aspect of our daily lives.
The question we have to ask ourselves is, when do we become more machine and less human?