The Heck With Wearable Tech: Watch Out For Ingestible Tech, and Digestible Tech

Strap on your computer, wearable tech taking off

Wearable technologies have long been a sideshow to mainstream laptop and smartphones, but this year Google’s glasses and rumors of Apple’s iWatch are popularizing the field. Analysts forecast swift growth. Last year the market for wearable technology – encompassing everything from hearing aids to wristband pedometers – totaled almost $9 billion. That should climb to $30 billion by 2018, said analyst Shane Walker at IHS Global Insights.

I’m not sure what you’d call a smartphone other than wearable tech.

But otherwise this is right. As computers become smaller, they will become more intimate. Eventually they will simply become part of our physical structure, right down to the cellular level. And by eventually, I mean in the next 25 years or so.

About Bill Quick

I am a small-l libertarian. My primary concern is to increase individual liberty as much as possible in the face of statist efforts to restrict it from both the right and the left. If I had to sum up my beliefs as concisely as possible, I would say, "Stay out of my wallet and my bedroom," "your liberty stops at my nose," and "don't tread on me." I will believe that things are taking a turn for the better in America when married gays are able to, and do, maintain large arsenals of automatic weapons, and tax collectors are, and do, not.

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