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Wearable Technology is a Stepping Stone

Wearable technology is the latest thing to set the tech field alight with innovation and ambition. Many people have heard about the new devices that technology companies are planning to release in the near future, but the excitement around these devices has yet to reach a boiling point. For most, these devices are nothing more than novelties, impressive in certain aspects but lacking in others. For some, wearable devices are little more than a stepping stone to something more: A greater integration with technology itself.

Wearable devices like augmented reality glasses are designed to change the way you see the world. Other devices have a more simpler goal, either to help you keep track of your health or allow you to stay in contact with various social media outlets. Most of the things that can be accomplished through wearable technology can already be done through a smartphone or tablet. What these wearable devices are do that smartphones and tablets don’t, however, is show that people are ready to become more integrated with technology.

Wearable devices are a stepping stone toward a higher level of technology. There are already a great deal of projects underway that have to do with integrated technology and how implanted devices can change human life, but none of these products are taking into account its commercial aspects. Integrated technology is on its way to becoming a reality and not just science fiction, and commercialization is one of the last challenges this technology will have to overcome.Werable Technology - biometrics smartwatch wearable

Wearable technology serves as a sort of unofficial proof of concept of the commercial potential of new devices. If no one wants to buy these devices, how likely are they to spend money on tech implants? The fact that wearable devices are little more than hands-free smartphones is not the issue. The real issue is whether or not people are actually willing to purchase and use these devices on a regular basis. If they do, then they may also be inclined to do the same for implanted devices that could become available during their lifetime.

The marketability of wearable devices is not necessarily indicative of the commercial potential of integrated technology, but it may serve as a sort of benchmark that can gauge consumer interest. Integrated tech is still in a state of infancy, but it will eventually become available to anyone willing and able to pay for it. Smartphones went through a very similar phase before they became massively popular, with their predecessor being old, cumbersome “brick” phones that were popular in the early 90s. These old devices highlighted the commercial potential of mobile technology and taking advantage of that potential has created a society that is heavily reliant on mobile devices today.

Wearable Technology and the Future

Wearable technology could come to define the future

Wearable technology may be seen as a sort of novelty today, but in the future, it could define the way people live their lives. Wearable devices are still quite new and this sort of technology is in a state of infancy. Most of these devices are simply used for entertainment or to keep track of basic health and fitness information. As wearable technology becomes more advanced, however, new devices can be used for a wide range of purposes, including enhancing eyesight and other physical properties.

Technology has become a fundamental part of life and society. People throughout the world have come to rely on simple mobile devices, like smartphones and tablets, which are used extensively in their daily life. These people are using their mobile devices to shop online, communicate with their loved ones, learn more about subjects that they find interesting, and entertainment. Wearable devices can fulfill the role of other mobile devices, but can do so more intuitively than traditional devices.

Augmented reality glasses are, perhaps, the most well know wearable devices. While these devices are not widely available yet, they are often the subject of attention when it comes to matters concerning wearable technology. AR glasses can be used to, quite literally, change the way people see the world around them. Augmented reality technology can either enhance a person’s natural vision or create digital experiences superimposed over the real world. High-tWearable Technology - Futureech glasses are serving as the basis for integrated technology, such as AR contact lenses and even technological implants.

So called smartwatches are somewhat simpler devices when compared to AR glasses, but these devices also hold great potential. Currently, smartwatches have limited capabilities. They are generally smaller than smartphones and have weaker processing power, but typically excel when used for a very specific purpose, such as tracking fitness information. As technology advances, these devices will likely become more capable. In the future, they could be used to quickly share contact information over a wide network of mobile-centric people. The devices could also be used as a sort of electronic key, allowing entry into homes and other buildings with high-tech security systems.

How wearable technology will influence the development of the future is impossible to say for certain. Current trends suggest that technology will continue to become a more prominent force in society than it already is. Wearable technology may be little more than a stepping stone toward a more integrated form of technology.