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    Wearable technology.

    Whats your take on it? Is it useful? Is it going to impact our lives in any significant way? What do you think?

    If you're not familiar with the term, wearable technology refers to things like Apple watch, Samsung Gear, Google Glass and even Microsoft HoloLens.

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    As tech like this advances even further, it will affect our lives even moreso than it does now. Things like the Apple Watch and even those Bluetooth earpieces seem pretty tacky to me right now, but that just may be me looking through the "old timer's lense". I say give it a bit more time because right now the tech is too expensive/too niche for people to get hooked en masse.
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    Quote Originally Posted by [ruin]RTSender View Post
    As tech like this advances even further, it will affect our lives even moreso than it does now. Things like the Apple Watch and even those Bluetooth earpieces seem pretty tacky to me right now, but that just may be me looking through the "old timer's lense". I say give it a bit more time because right now the tech is too expensive/too niche for people to get hooked en masse.
    I agree. Even though right now they seem too useless, they might find better ways to implement them in our daily lives as technology advances. I think Microsoft's Holo Lens looks the most promising to be honest. I mean that is exactly what the future looks like in science fiction movies. It's brilliant that they're aiming this high in the first place, can't wait to see where they go with it.

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    Honestly, wearable technology won't improve our lives. I don't mind that it's there, I may even purchase a smart phone down the line. However, I don't see it adding much in the 'quality of life' department. My grandfather had none of the cool gadgets I've owned, obviously because they didn't exist during his time. But he enjoyed a relatively happy and carefree life with few, if any modern trappings.

    All this new technology is great, but we must not fool ourselves into thinking that we're bettering our lives. In some cases we're probably becoming more stressed out as we're always trying to be up to speed with the latest technology.

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    I'm not really sure about wearable technology. I quasi like the idea of google's glass concept but...As someone who needs glasses to see in general, I can't see them working well. But the idea of a watch and other such things is interesting to me- it'd be at least a bit harder to steal, I want to think. Though it might also lead to more aggression....

    Like Alex said, technology is great and all, but it can be pretty stress inducing too. And remember, blue light will hurt your head! ;-;
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    I have a Galaxy Gear but I haven't used it in a while. It's pretty cool though and you can get one for quite cheap. It can interface with your Android phone and you can check e-mails and all that jazz. Best if you flash it with custom firmware. Then you can do all sorts or even make it look like a Fallout Pipboy:

    Wearable technology.-te07s6r-jpg

    Necessary? No, but if you can get a good deal it's fun. Functional? In some aspects, yes, but I'll agree that a lot of wearable tech is more of a novelty than anything. I certainly wouldn't get Google Glass until it's widely available and much more affordable.

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    My opinion is we're almost there anyway in that we carry our phones, tablets and laptops around. I think Google started a trend with it's Google Glass in that we might be wearing our computers on our head. Hopefully, they won't be anything like the E-Helmet from Aqua Teen Hunger Force.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mantis View Post
    I have a Galaxy Gear but I haven't used it in a while. It's pretty cool though and you can get one for quite cheap. It can interface with your Android phone and you can check e-mails and all that jazz. Best if you flash it with custom firmware. Then you can do all sorts or even make it look like a Fallout Pipboy:

    Wearable technology.-te07s6r-jpg

    Necessary? No, but if you can get a good deal it's fun. Functional? In some aspects, yes, but I'll agree that a lot of wearable tech is more of a novelty than anything. I certainly wouldn't get Google Glass until it's widely available and much more affordable.

    I've been thinking of making a Gilliam II theme for my Galaxy Gear.
    Haha, that looks so damn cool. Makes me think of getting one myself.
    As for what I think about them... Some are useful, some are just a 'luxury' if I may say, and some are just plain useless. I think the Apple watch is a great example of the latter. Considering its price, oh my god this thing is so ridiculously useless for its price range. I don't get why people just throw money at this company for making absolutely anything. Admittedly, it does look cool and its cool to use when I tried it myself in person, but that price makes all of that useless to me.

    About Microsoft HoloLens, they made a demo using minecraft in E3 using HoloLens. They attached a HoloLens to the camera and demonstrated to us how it'd look like if we wore it ourselves. Then suddenly the minecraft world started popping out of the flat table! It was a brilliant demo and I can't wait to see this coming to the market! It destroys the OcculusRift imo.

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    I always think why does anybody really need a smartwatch that just does less than what their phone does? And then I look at pictures like the one above with a Fallout styled software theme and I just want one badly lol . It does seem like one of those things that are not a necessity and your life won't really become better or a lot easier by getting it but it does seem like something nice to have as an extra. It's pretty cool how you can view and read both your messages and WhatsApp messages which can become quite convenient as you don't have to keep taking your phone out.

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    Well I think technology may help us a lot but we must be really careful on how we use these things. I mean having complete control over the technology is fine, but what would happen if it goes the other way around? I see a lot of kids who learn a lot just by watching videos on Youtube which is really good, but I also see a lot of kids who would rage like Wolverine if you won't let them use a smartphone. I remember watching Wall-E and seeing the people got so fat and their bones are too thin to support their body weight because they don't even walk, they just sit on their floating chair and do everything from there. They won't even talk to someone who is just beside them without using their gadget.

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