Advertising

Even Though You’re Not A Geek, You’ll Want To Know This List of Amazing Wearable Gadgets.

Advertising
Even Though You’re Not A Geek, You’ll Want To Know This List of Amazing Wearable Gadgets.

Google Glass may creep out some people, even prompting the creation of the word “glassholes” to describe its wearers, but wearable tech has a long and storied history. Mashable created an infographic to hit the high points through the years, in some instances prompting the question of whether necessity really is the mother of invention. In terms of modern tech equivalents, we can cite Edward O. Thorp as the “father of the wearable computer.” His design dates back to 1961 where he collaborated with Claude Shannon (also credited as the “the father of information theory”) to create a wearable computer to cheat at roulette. That wasn’t the last wearable gadget invented for the purpose of gaining an advantage at gambling either.

wearabletech

    google-glass1

      Xybernaut-Poma-Wearable-PC

        Fast forward to 2002 and we have an example of one of the worst (and most hilarious) gadgets foisted on unsuspecting early adopters. The Poma, or “personal multimedia appliance,” debuted at $1,500 and even featured “scaled down” office software and expansion slots to add a modem, portable hard drive or a special keyboard. Presumably it was progress back then to have face-mounted versions of your favorite Microsoft applications.

         

        More by this author

        Best Recovery Foods for Workouts Pass or Fail: 14 Money-Saving Tips Get Tested Work and Roll: Best Music To Play On The Job For Concentration 10 Superfoods That Increase Memory And Improve Mood Don’t Fall For These Everyday Diet Myths

        Trending in Technology

        1 Can Technology have Biases Like Humans? 2 15 Great Macbook Accessories To Improve Productivity 3 7 Best Outdoor Security Cameras For Better Home Security 4 10 Best VPNs to Browse the Internet More Securely 5 10 Best Monitors for Your PC Under $100

        Read Next

        Advertising
        Advertising

        Last Updated on December 18, 2020

        Can Technology have Biases Like Humans?

        Advertising
        Can Technology have Biases Like Humans?

        Technology has taken a vantage leap in providing solutions for man. Before now, technology used to appear complex and would require a great deal of expertise to handle solutions available. Today, we have technology applicable in the simplest human activities as smart products with intelligent algorithms powering them as they make error-free judgments and provide intelligent and analytic solutions.

        Does technology have all the answers?

        This article from Credit Suisse, tells us that technology does not have all the answers because it has been found to exhibit “similar biases,” as humans. No one can discredit the impact of technology, but it is not totally free of human input and this is the reason we experience these biases in many areas we have technology holding foot.

        Advertising

        Creating technological solutions transparently

        This article suggests that the process of creating technological solutions be made transparent and subject to contribution from many people who would end up as users of the product – male, female, young, old, learned, unlearned and all other preferences as we have them. It also underscores the importance of having women on product development teams. This approach is not sure to eliminate all forms of bias, but it is a good way to start in order to appraise the full benefits of technology.

        Advertising

        Technology as the connecting tool

        Technology so far has been a major connecting tool amongst us humans. It is used and appreciated by all regardless of race, language and sex. In order to keep it less subjective to these arguments about human biases. I believe we should gather opinions on products and solutions before making them available to the public. This could be done by gathering input from intended target users and receiving feedback across the stages of production.

        Advertising

        “Recognizing the problem is a start…success will depend on inclusive technologies that meet this vast untapped market.” This cannot be more apt especially at a time when we look up to technology for solutions. We should not muzzle our progress with technology by battling algorithm bias. The first way to avoid this battle is by reading this article here.

        Advertising

        Advertising

        Read Next