Wearable Computing is Not Calm Technology, Yet

The Big Think discusses Wearables, and the article hit the nail on the head for me.  They are not transparent – they are constant work.  They are “more a flashback of your worst Tamogotchi nightmare.”  Technology really should only require our attention when necessary, and wearables are certainly not what the article calls a “Calm Technology.”   “Wearables only work if you keep wearing them, and studies have found that most people don’t. Half of American adults who own an activity tracker no longer use it, and one third who have owned a wearable product stopped using it within six months. Obviously the reality of wearable computing isn’t as compelling as its promise.”

via Wearable Computing is Not Calm Technology, Yet | Capitally | Big Think.