Smart Phones today (capability-wise) are where laptops were about 5 years ago. I think before we see widespread wearable computers, we’ll see the smartphone become the personal computer. With a Bluetooth keyboard and a monitor connection we’re there now. You have your phone on the go, and at home you plug into a bigger screen (probably your TV) for more comfortable work. I’m surprised more manufacturers aren’t pushing this concept already (probably because they’re still trying to sell you dedicated PC’s and we aren’t quite there for terabyte level storage in the phone itself). You could do it right now with ‘cloud’ computing, but only a fool would trust their lifes worth of photos, writings, etc, to the cloud.
A wristwatch computer is just an exceedingly awkward mobile phone/handheld that you CAN’T use with both hands, and have to hold your arm very akwardly to operate.
Glasses? Spare me.
People with rx lenses aren’t going to be thrilled at trying to integrate [cost!], and other people don’t normally want to wear glasses around. And for what? An overlay of distracting nonsense that there’s no good interface for? So you can see Google Pop-ups over buildings?
No, no, no. A thousand times, no.
That’s the sort of thing that sounds good in a movie writeup, or in the dreams of someone at Google trying to justify a pet project [their obsession with “augmented reality”].)
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