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Wearable computing

Information confined to a physical space may be a thing of the past. Watches, books, newspapers, and even computers are physically constrained. To access information, we must have the physical object (duh). What if it weren’t so? What if information was simply “there” when we needed it? What if software (and, at least for now, a small computing device) was able to recognize context and provide us with information that we needed? What if information was stripped from physical objects and instead was available to us in a myriad of contexts? MIT has been exploring wearable computing…offering a bit of insight into what information would look like when not confined to any form.

2 Comments

  1. Nicola Avery wrote:

    That is so cool – no need to keep staring at all whatever sized screens all the time, I love the ticket with the flight status – brilliant idea. -

    Monday, February 9, 2009 at 1:15 pm | Permalink
  2. Jared Stein wrote:

    Mondo 2000 had an article on “wearables” back in 1993. It looked so awesome at the time, fairly clunky in retrospect.

    Tuesday, February 10, 2009 at 11:43 am | Permalink