The Wearable Internet?

Interesting research and demos of wearable computing and speculation that it might ‘blow mobile phones away’. While the demos are cool, I think the practicality of it remains to be seen. It seems that just like voice recognition was going to make it so much easier to interact with desktop computers (it didn’t) that a lot is being invested in these gesture-based systems that probably will struggle to work outside the lab in ‘real world’ conditions (variable light, no fixed background, uncontrolled contrast, etc).

It will be fun to see how this develops over time but I am not anticipating anything useful in the next few years.

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