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By: Dr. Pari Esfandiari
Once a concept exclusive to 007’s James Bond and seen in other spy movies, today it is real and here.
Nike has successfully launched its smart shoe that records the number of steps taken and calculates the calories burned. But that is not all; watches with voice recognition technology and connection to contact list were exhibited at CES 2012. They take verbal orders and act upon it. Functions include: sending emails, text messages, or simply dialing a telephone number. They are even capable of making entries to calendar.
Now, Apple moves to the forefront of movement by offering its MFi technology to third party companies. This would enable creativity beyond current speed. Some critics believe the move will present a threat to iphone. Apple seems to think differently. Holding to its position as the leader in the innovative communication space, it prefers to develop the market. Bigger pie justifies additional complimentors and even some competitors.
With technology rapidly moving forward and money available, we may soon be wearing shoes equipped with GPS that guide us around the city. Additional Apps may guide us in a department store or a super market. Even more, sending a message to a parent’s computer or telephone as to the whereabouts of their children.
What about smart glasses or smart earrings with face recognition technology? These items will assist those with not- so- good- memory? So the next time a stranger approaches you there’s no more embarrassment. A whisper in your ears will save you “Jack Jones is approaching, entry Jan 3rd 2012, reference Nancy, lawyer from Smith Law Firm, living at NY.”
A word of cautious for cheating spouse; if you have received a wearable gift, think twice before you put it on. You may have got far more than you think.