The Wearable Computing technology trend is fascinating but immature. Those involved in the movement need to think past the technology and consider the real-world practical implications of how the tech impacts society. There are four main challenges to broader adoption of wearable computers: interoperability, stigma, etiquette and privacy.
Tag Archive: Early Adopter
Consumers are about to be deluged by a new category of products – wearable technology. Manufacturers will be unleashing confusing and incompatible devices and while some will be revolutionary, many will be knock-offs or poorly conceived. As these new devices are made available, ask yourself if they add true value to your life, look at how the gadget fits into your current ecosystem of devices and think about whether you want to be an early adopter of this technology or wait for personal technology to go mainstream.
- My recent forays into the role of early adoptors on innovation uncovered a gem. In 1999 Tom Creed of St. John University entitled Confessions of an Eary Adopter. Review these 7 steps, do you need an Innovation Intervention? 7 Symptoms of Early Adoption Syndrome Symptom #1 – lack of impulse control in the presence of new …
I’ve been thinking about Early Adopters lately. I think I’m an EA and reviewing the definition solidifies my thinking. I am generally aware of and interested in new technology, but not all types. I don’t care much about new technology in home theater, tools, sports gear, photography, etc. I pretty much just stick to computer …