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The revolt against Google Glass

...And why learn anything when you can be fed it in real time? The intrusion and distraction alone will make texting in cars and in the street look like skittles. Donna Cusano Tom, thank you for your comments. 1) What determines 'a bridge too far' in technology? 2) Does this change the world for the worse? 2a) Does this prove the exception to Raymond Loewy's MAYA guideline--most advanced, yet acceptable--by being socially unacceptable, e.g. violating privacy especially for private financial gain? Dumbing down the populace? 3) Is it stoppable? Tom Byrne Popular opinion, ethics, legislation. The technology employed is not... Continue Reading

Fitting wearable, designed tech into your life

Design, with a few leading exceptions generally prefaced with ‘i’, is generally kludgy in the health tech area, because ‘better mousetrap’ and off-shelf components tend to subsume design imperatives. (Has anyone seen a remotely aesthetically pleasing mousetrap other than the MiceCube?) This design discussion in Co.design (part of Fast Company) is, without saying so, marketing oriented because it is oriented to getting tech into everyday life at an affordable price. Three ways to make wearable tech actually wearable: make it beautiful (Misfit), peripheral (Guide Me Home GPS shoes), meaningful (the Pulse ring prototype). Raymond Loewy would give a thumbs-up.... Continue Reading