Ask anybody what personal technology will look like 10 years from now, and you’ll probably get a wrong answer. A decade ago, almost nobody could predict that more than a million people would buy a watch that not only tells the time, but reads your text messages, checks the weather and tracks your workouts, too. But that’s exactly what happened.
The role technology plays in our lives is rapidly growing, as we become increasingly dependent on it and less willing to separate ourselves from it. The rise of wearable technology, from fitness trackers and the Apple Watch to Google Glass and Microsoft’s HoloLens, has been fueled by technology’s tendency to get faster and smaller at the same time. If we can be sure of anything, it’s that the future means we’ll be wearing our technology on the outside, and, perhaps one day, on the inside, too.
While futurism is an imperfect science, it’s human nature to guess at what’s just around the corner. We asked six wearable technology specialists to predict where technology is taking us, creating hypothetical products based on their answers.
To read the full article, visit TIME Magazine. Published on June 30, 2015. Authors Martin Gee, Alexander Ho and Josh Raab.