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Why I have finally taken off the Apple Watch for the last time | Technology | The Guardian
But the saving grace for Apple is that the broader problem isn’t the company’s fault. It’s that smartwatches are a solution in search of a problem. A technology created, not to serve consumer demand, but to serve the need of device manufacturers to fill the revenue hole created by declining smartphone growth. You don’t need one, and neither do I.
wearables  watches  smartWatch  Apple  technology  dctagged  dc:creator=HernAlex 
june 2016 by petej
Google Glass Got It Backwards
"The real challenge is strategic: Google Glass should be a mirror for users to superimpose Internet data on the world around them — it’s called augmented reality — and not serve as a data capture tool for them, or for Google. This fundamental mix-up will doom any future iterations of the product, no matter how sleek or fashionable they appear."
Google  GoogleGlass  wearables  augmentedReality  camera  surveillance 
january 2015 by petej
How the Camera Doomed Google Glass - The Atlantic
"Google Glass wasn't just a way to keep a screen in front of your face all the time; it was also a way to record everything going in front of you. And it turns out very few people are willing to be viewed as walking, talking invasions of privacy."
GoogleGlass  wearables  privacy  technology  cameras  surveillance 
january 2015 by petej
Why (Not) Wearables
"Surveillance is about social control and coercion. It’s about silencing loud voices. It’s about stifling dissent. What role will education technologies play in this?"
education  technology  trends  predictions  wearables  surveillance  tracking  monitoring  personalData  quantification  data  dctagged  dc:creator=WattersAudrey  control  dissent 
january 2015 by petej
The Tech That Will Change Your Life in 2015 - WSJ
“You have an 8:30 a.m. meeting with your supervisor. Last time you met, your heart rate was high. Go to bed early tonight, don’t drink coffee before the meeting and leave home early—traffic will be heavy.”
technology  predictions  wearables  streaming  personalisation  fitness  tracking  money  anonymity  privacy  biometrics 
january 2015 by petej
The Creepy New Wave of the Internet by Sue Halpern | The New York Review of Books
"So here comes the Internet’s Third Wave. In its wake jobs will disappear, work will morph, and a lot of money will be made by the companies, consultants, and investment banks that saw it coming. Privacy will disappear, too, and our intimate spaces will become advertising platforms—last December Google sent a letter to the SEC explaining how it might run ads on home appliances—and we may be too busy trying to get our toaster to communicate with our bathroom scale to notice."
technology  Internet  InternetOfThings  artificialIntelligence  wearables  surveillance  cars  tracking  data  personalData  RifkinJeremy  privacy  bigData  automation 
november 2014 by petej
Rest in Peace, Google Glass: 2012-2014 | John C. Dvorak | PCMag.com
"No one needs friends acting as if they were agents of the government"
Google  GoogleGlass  wearables  privacy  technology 
october 2014 by petej
Wearing the Self | The Programmable City
"The data on the “self” has immediately moved from a hidden, withdrawn state to a shared, commoditised representation of the functions of the body that can be used to shape behaviour, understanding and self-appreciation. The “self” itself is problematised, and the mobility and subjective spatiality of the self in the data-infused environment becomes an issue. What kind of “self” is being presented through these technologies? Should I be wearing a shiny new iWatch with my health and fitness information continually measured and available at a flick of the wrist, what does this mean to the sense of space that I have when I move through the world? It is tempting to offer a view of the subjective experience of world as a solipsistic, self-enclosed bubble where the measuring of self goes with an angst engendered by continual surveillance of the once hidden internal states of the body. Research into the subjective, phenomenological experience of the world when using this technology is needed, and needed now to understand the existential effects of living to “know thyself”."
Apple  wearables  iWatch  quantifiedSelf  tracking  monitoring  personalData  surveillance  control  technology  change  subjectivity  identity 
september 2014 by petej
The Google Glass feature no one is talking about | Creative Good
"The most important Google Glass experience is not the user experience – it’s the experience of everyone else. The experience of being a citizen, in public, is about to change."
GoogleGlass  wearables  surveillance  privacy  technology 
august 2014 by petej
Twitter / fantasticlife: for an industry not under endowed ...
"for an industry not under endowed with arse wipes, the internet of things folks really up the punch in the face dickheadness game"
InternetOfThings  wearables  technology  privacy  culture 
july 2014 by petej
Glassholes at Work | Blog | The Baffler
"In a workplace where Google Glass is a standard part of the company uniform, every employee would potentially become a security camera. Managers will be able to determine with unprecedented precision how workers talk to each other, how hard they work, and even how many bathroom breaks they take. The Glass-inflected workplace would become a perfect panopticon, where the boss has the ability to see every employee through the eyes of every single other employee."
wearables  GoogleGlass  technology  cameras  surveillance  monitoring  workplace  work  labour  employment  Panopicon  control  discipline  camera  power  efficiency  productivity 
may 2014 by petej
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