Saturday, May 4, 2013

Google Glass, Pebble, iWatch... Not good enough...

A few years ago, just being able to talk to someone over the phone, anywhere and almost everywhere was pure science fiction. Once the cellular phone made that dream come true, we created more needs and more goals like accessing the Internet from anywhere and everywhere.
If you own a smartphone, you now live a in "near future" where the information is accessible at the tip of your fingers. Amazing and incredible but real.

The next step: integrating the accessibility into our body, into our mind. We already have some clues that this is coming: Google Glass, the Pebble, the iWatch, and so on. These devices are not accessories in our daily routine, they are meant to be extensions to our physical anatomy. The technology will be integrated on us, not just in our life...

Seriously, smart watches are too small to be usefull. Smart glasses are annoying by covering our visual field and you actually look like a Comicon fan that escaped into the wild. They will get better looking over time, of course, but why wear glasses when you don't need them in your "real" life?

For my part, I will be excited when we'll be able to integrate technology into our body, I mean, literally under our skin. Forget about external accessories and put the goods under the skin, always available and only visible when needed...




Just look at you arm to see the next meeting, listen to music without earbuds, watch a movie streaming directly into our visual cortex. Science fiction? For now,yes. In a near future, maybe not...

Patrick Balleux