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Wearable Computing

Wearable Computing

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I was watching a video on Google Glass with Robert Scoble, and I couldn’t help but wonder about all the possibilities that technology can bring to the table.

Wearable computing bridges the gap between the real world and the things we see in Sci-Fi movies.

Of course, when we overlay information on our world, the key will be turning information into insight and action.  All change isn’t progress, and the market will flush out things faster than ever before.  And, to the victor go the spoils.

In the video, you can see how the Google Glass does a few basic things so far:

  1. Take a picture
  2. Record a video
  3. Get directions to ...
  4. Send a message to ...
  5. Make a call to ...

The big limit in what it’s capable of, so far, seems to be the batter power.  And of course, a key concern was security.  It’s another reminder how in the software space, security and performance always play a role, even if they are behind the scenes.  In fact, that’s the irony of software security and performance, they are at their best when you don’t notice them.

Security and performance are often unsung heroes.

The big take away for me is that the game is on warp speed now.  By game, I mean, the business of software.  You can go from idea to market pretty fast.   So the big bottlenecks range from the right ideas, to the right people, to the right strategy, to the right execution.

But more importantly, the reminder is this:

Companies with smart people, data-driven insights, a culture of innovation, great software processes, customer focus, and reach around the world, can change the world -- at a faster pace than ever before.

Who knows what we’ll be wearing next?

  • Very interesting, I am excited to see what the future holds for wearable computing.

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