How Smart Wearables are going to affect the next decade and change the way we communicate
Smart Wearables Technology
If you are like me, you probably saw the arrival of the smartwatch in our market as "just another device that I'll have to charge and carry around with me all the time" and most likely been flushing it off for a while. It's hard to ignore how fast it's presence is now growing in our everyday lives. I am shocked when I see the zombification happening in public transportation for those who use it (I'm in a city where having a car means no parking, traffic and most of the time longer than taking the metro).
This morning a woman fainted on the bus on my way to work. It wasn't anything bad, she actually regained consciousness right away and the bus just kept driving but I was surprised how maybe only 10% of all the passengers were even aware that something had happened. Can't blame them, I myself cannot go on without my music in my daily routine, especially when travelling between locations. This new "noise-cancelling" feature sure is nice when you just want to space out and listen to Lil Peep cry his sorrow, but it's god damn dangerous! People are just not aware of what's happening around them at all anymore. This causes many problems, and we are only starting to feel the consequences. I see a problem here, and wherever there's a problem.... there's a salesman!
Has it ever happened to you while you were texting and walking to bump into something, trip down or just hurt yourself?
I don't walk with my phone around anymore. In fact, I don't pull it out nearly as often as I used to. It's in my pocket or my bag, and my watch controls everything. I get a call, I pick up with my earpods and proceed with my conversation. I am fully aware of my surroundings and I can make every call I want without having to change a thing to my routine. Of course, sometimes I get those weird looks by people because it looks like I am talking to myself and to me they look like cavemen with their head bent down on their screen and freezing their finger out in the cold...