To be honest, we don’t yet know how we feel about wearable technology. This is best illustrated through the different dilemmas presented by the two biggest wearable launches so far.
First there was Google Glass. The internet got very excited long before anyone in the outside world got their hands on it. These glasses promised to give you super powers, allowing you to film things just by looking at them and have all the world’s knowledge available at the flick of an eyeball. The problem? We quickly realised that wearing cyber goggles would mean no normal human being would want you anywhere near them. There is no point being all-seeing and all-knowing if nobody wants to either see you or know you.
Then there is the Apple Watch, which continues to trigger similar levels of giddiness, never mind the squillions units that’ve already been sold. Some time ago, Pharrell Williams Instagrammed himself with his £12,000 Apple Edition, and a wrist possibly belonging to Karl Lagerfeld was shown sporting one as the hordes of less privileged punters salivated at the thought of getting their grubby hands on a cheaper version.