The State of Wearables

by Stephen Fluin


The State of Wearables
Wearable technology is another window into our digital lives. More and more technology is being built at the services layer. This means that every day, a smaller percent of the technology is being built in front of our eyes.
This is a bit of a contradiction because only the technology in front of our eyes actually matters, but more of it is being written behind the scenes.
Whether you are interacting with a smart IOT device, your phone, a laptop, or a wearable, you should have the same experience, the same expectations, and the same capabilities. The only thing that should be different is the speed and power with which you can interact.
A voice-only system is never going to be as powerful as something with 2d spacial selection (such as a mouse pointer or a touch screen, or ideally both).