The pioneers of wearable tech will be cops and cable guys

“You’ve read about Silicon Valley ‘Glassholes’ who wear Google’s digital eyewear everywhere — including the shower,” Marcus Wohlsen reports for Wired. “You’ve seen the ad where creepy hipsters on skis try to impress a woman with their Samsung smartwatches. They suggest that we’ll all be using wearables, everywhere, for everything. But for many of us, our first encounter with wearable computers won’t be at home or on the slopes. It’ll be in the workplace.”

“That’s the word from J.P. Gownder, a business tech analyst with Forrester Research. As the wearable hype reaches a peak this week at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Gownder released a report arguing the workplace provides the most natural fit for wearable tech that reads our environment and enhances our senses,” Wohlsen reports. “We’ll soon see wearables, he says, on everyone from cable guys and cops to nurses and surgeons.”

Read more in the full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Dan K.” for the heads up.]


  1. Cable guys would be well served with a time display. Cops would require a heads up display for the nearest donut shop. Nurses could continue doing FaceBook and Scrabble online even when they are with patients (some do spend time with patients).

  2. Make targeting for drones so much easier, and don’t fall behind on an insurance payment people, especially when medical staff are about to give you a life saving injection and get a red flashing light on their wearable tech.

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