A recent survey in the United States has shown that many people don’t have a high opinion of the devices.
Following an exciting single day of the sales of Google Glass a recent survey of people in the United States has shown that many people feel that wearable technology is actually doing more harm than good.
In fact, 53 percent of the respondents felt that these devices will actually be damaging to society.
The poll showed that many Americans feel a great deal of uncertainty when it comes to Google Glass and other forms of wearable technology. These results were released at a time in which industry giants are working very hard to boost the popularity of these devices. Google and Intel are both pouring a tremendous amount of energy and resources into developing wearables such as augmented reality glasses and smartwatches, among others.
This new survey says 53 percent of Americans fear that wearable technology will make society worse.
The survey asked Americans about their feelings on wearables that could range from mobile devices worn on the body to chips that are implanted into the body. It was specific to the types of devices that continually provide the wearer with information about the world around them.
There were about 1,000 respondents in this survey, among whom there were participants from every state. This poll was meant to obtain a better understanding of opinions on future technology. The Pew Internet Project published the results, which provided insight on predictions about long term human space colonies within the next half century and on whether or not people would feel confident being passengers in driverless vehicles. It also discussed products that are already on the market shelves, such as fitness trackers like Fitbit, or those that are nearly there but that are in the testing phase, such as Google Glass.
Only a handful of years ago, wearable technology would have seemed to be something more of science fiction than of reality. Even today, the tech is developing quickly enough that it continues to hold that type of association. Perhaps it is precisely that link that is causing people to wonder about the impact that these wearables will have on who we are.