It’s not. In fact it is underrated.
What do you think wearable is? If the Apple watch comes to mind first then you’re not thinking big enough.
You see, 20 years ago the mobile phone was the biggest breakthrough in consumer technology. When smartphones were released, we unlocked millions of new applications. And provided billions of people with access to the internet.
Once you see the light it’s hard to go back.
So do you think smart watches are the extent of wearable technology? They’re not.
Today we’re on the brink of another revolution. Integrated technology combined with the human brain.
You’ve seen this before in movies. Now it’s happening in real life.
Remember this Terminator movie with endoskeletons? If not, Sarah Connor does.
Real wearable technology needs to work with humans. Combining the machine and the brain. To be effective it also needs to work in real time, have strong computing power and good battery life. This is quite the challenge.
Today the Apple watch can barely last a few days on its battery. And barely tells the user any useful information.
Do you think sleep and running exercises stats excite me? I want more social interactions, online and offline. I don’t want to carry my cell phone anymore. I want to be able to walk into my house with only a wristband. Pay for my groceries with a smart ring. And enter my car with only my fingerprint. This is wearable technology. And I’m still not thinking big enough.
You know Elon Musk, right? The guy building electric cars and a rocket ship to Mars.
Yeah well he is also building NeuraLink. He’s working on ways to stimulate the mind with implantable brain chips.
Watch this presentation if you want to understand the future of wearable technology and why it is underrated.