Wearable Technology Is Pants

Wearable Technology. Wearable Technology. Wearable Technology.

We're going to be seeing and hearing a lot more of those words in the coming months. Especially now that's there's even a specially dedicated Wearable Technology store on Amazon where you can buy revolutionary things like watches, pedometers and a smart sports vest that can monitor the amount of cheese you eat.

I'll reserve judgement on whether this will be the next big thing but I can't help feeling that Microsoft are one step ahead of the game with their "phone charging pants".

Yes, folks. They've invented what you've always wanted. A pair of trousers that can charge your phone.

God knows how much time and money they must have put into this project. I'm sure it'll be seeing a payback some time in 2675.

This wasn't some kind of spoof story on The Onion or one of those irritating corporate April Fool's Day jokes. It was actually written up as a proper story here on Forbes who've clearly got their finger on the pulse on current trends in the world of business/got nothing better to write about.

Now, I'm very well aware of the pitfalls of asking people what they want from technology because they just don't know. The Henry Ford quote of "If I'd have asked people what they wanted, they'd have said a faster horse" being a neat summation of this case in point.

However, smart people at the forefront of technology do sometimes get things wrong.

Watch this space.

And keep your eyes out for Nokia's heat sensitive socks that can translate menus into Klingon.

2 comments:

  1. I'm waiting for a hat that comes up with ideas for me to win awards for.

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  2. Just in case you need to be told when to breathe. Seriously! It tells you to take a deep breath and calm down. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DY4OW8O7mNc

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