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snooper2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-19-11 01:39 PM
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Disruptions: Wearing Your Computer on Your Sleeve
Source: NYTimes

Technology often has a way of fixing the problems it creates. Heres one that needs solving.

The invention of the smartphone has created a world where millions of people stroll through life constantly staring into a mobile device, like Narcissus at the edge of a pond.

I know. Im one of them.

People are not going to put these devices down in the near future. Realistically, we will become only more absorbed by the Screen. Technology will have to solve this problem. It will do so by creating wearable computers.



Read more: http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/12/18/wearing-your-c...



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LetTimmySmoke Donating Member (970 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-19-11 02:59 PM
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1. As an added bonus, it makes it harder for police to stop people from live videotaping.
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freshwest Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-19-11 04:46 PM
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2. Yeah, that's true. Otherwise, 'Hey, you, get offa my cloud!' Engaging full zombie mode, now!
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dtexdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-20-11 12:36 PM
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3. No, it will put them into our heads -- then we can walk down the street unseeing the environment.
And the cops will arrest people for staring at them.
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whatchamacallit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-20-11 12:44 PM
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4. Plato's Cave...
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