Wearables will become popular when they can be bought for less than a desktop machine, provide web browsing, vr chat, personal organizing, video conferencing, and personal documentary. Oh, and can play music at high quality.... replace the walkman.
> Anybody out there in extropy-land who is following R&D
> on WWVs?
> They have got to be the ultimate communications device
> particularly if
> we can get them down to gnat-size.
> Bandwidth is the obvious constraint at the moment but somewhere
> between satellite LEOS (v2.001k), cels G3 and perhaps the next
> generation of GSM we must be getting close.
> When brainstorming some possible applications I got :-
> - great bootleg concert webcasts
> - the ultimate "wish you were here" realtime digital postcard
> - great personal security & deterrent device
> " Patch me thru to McGarret! ... Book Him Danno" & if
> your server is down , get a digital mugshot (the Web's Most Wanted?)
> - we could all be special correspondents for CNN - no thanks !
> - & now for the nice stuff perhaps share your precious
> moments ( mountain top sunrises?) with loved-ones
> &/or the world
> And for those really mega-events (perhaps the dawn of the
> new-millennium somewhere near the DateLine in a Pacific paradise)
> a good proportion of
> the populace could come close to a feeling of being part of that
> dreamt about, ultimate good-vibe of universal consciousness.
> I'd love to get some dialog going on WWVs and where they may take